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Opportunities for Investment 



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The Diamond Oil Company owns 640 acres 
of the best oil land in the celebrated McKittrick 
District, in Kern county, California, with per- 
fect title. ' 

There are wells flowing and producing within 
three miles and all around it. 

At present there are twenty-four flowing and 
producing oil wells in this district, producing 
from one hundred to two thousand barrels each 
per day. 

The Diamond Oil Company's land is in town- 
ship 29 south, range 21 east, M. D. M., in Kern 
county, in the McKittrick District, .six miles 
from the railroad and within five miles ot the 
great flowing McKinsey well, and by the re- 
ports of two of the best oil expert geological 
surveyors of the Pacific Coast pronounced to 
be the best of oil land. 

Only a limited amount of stock will be sold 
at one dollar per share, as the value of the 
stock will double as soon as active work begins 
as we are in the heart of the richest and most 
productive oil belt in the State of California. 




OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. 



gQ Hon. E. D. Berri - 
9p Gen. W. H. Sea mans - 
£$ W. W. Allen Sr., - 

Secretary and General Manager 
Columbian Bank - - Depository 



President 
Vice-President 



DIRECTORS 

W.H, SEAMANS 

Adjutant-General Slate of California 

I. J. TRUMAN 

President Columbian Bank 

■ PHILLIP LAWRENCE. 

Assistant Secretary of State, South Dakota 

JOHNJENKIN 

Barrow, Wade, Guthrie & Co., Accountants, 

London, Manchester, New York, San Francisco. 

WM. PARDY, 

Paci6c States Building, Loan & Savings Society 

San Francisco. 

E. D. BERRI 

Carpet Dealer, San Francisco 

W. C. ALBERGER 

Mining Engineer, San Francisco 

GEO. L.HARRIS 

United States Navy, retired 

W. W.ALLEN, SR. 

Attorney-at-law, San F'rancisco 



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SAN FRANCISCO. CAL., FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1900. 



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AT OIL CITY 



A Report of the Progressive Work 
by the \ nrious Companies. 
The oil business nvcr hen 

tiiinlv is booming. New compa- 
nies arc getting ready and hauling 
in iheir machinery and lumber, and 

it is very hard to find enough help 

to keep all supplied. According to 

the Ha 11 ford Journal, every team in 
the country around is busy hauling, 
and all the owners have money. 

The Independence is laying a 
water line to the Coalinga Water 

Company's storage tank, aim ex- 
pects to start up soon. This com- 
pany is located on section 28, east 
of the Oil City Petroleum Com- 
pany. This last named company 
was successful ill putting in the 
long string of stove-pipe casing 
and drilling will commence at once. 

The Royal Company is still in 
the v-S; casing and making good 
time. The Selma Oil Company is 
about rigged up on well No. 2 and 
will be spudding about the middle 
of this week. The Home No. 5 
well is getting along very nicely, 
having succeeded in putting in 700 
feet of 11 58 casing. The Crescent 
Oil Company's well is about 450 
feet deep and the large 14-inch 
hole still stands up well with no 
casing, says the Fresno Democrat. 

The Caribou has put in all its ys. s 
casing and is on top of an oil sand 
with plenty of oil on the tools. It 
is waiting for a string of 55,8 casing 
to finish its well. It will not be 
long now until you will hear of 
some wells being brought in. The 
Home No. 5 will be spouting 
very soon and the chances for a 
big well are the best. 

Canfield is bringing in a new 
well on the northwest quarter of 
section 20. The well is in the sand 
and will be finished very soon. 
Nothing has been done as yet about 
the Phoenix lease, but a gcod rig 
is expected in soon and the new 
well will commence. 



aaii Younce stopped the leak 
in a very ingenious manner. He 
fastened a stout bag of flaxseed 
around a length of five and five- 
eighths casing and lowered it t" a 
point below the break. The tlax- 

seed immediately began to swell 
when they came in contact with 
the water, making a water-tight 
packing between the two strings 
of casings, thus cutting off the 
water ami permitting the insertion 
of the pumping tools once more. 

The Uuquesne Oil Company 
last week purchased a new fifteen 
horse-power gasoline engine. It 
seems rather strange to the unini- 
tiated that gasoline should replace 
steam in an oil field, where crude 
petroleum as a fuel is and should 
be at its cheapest. But experience 
has shown them the product is 
more valuable in the market and 
that the field can be worked more 
economically with low-grade, 



and that when the surface well 
Of I. os Angeles were exhausted 
they could then put in their wells 
here. The local men proved to 
be more enterprising than they 

supposed. Bndei the leadership oi 

a well known mining man and local 
capitalist a company is now being 

organized with sufficient capital 

to put a well down at least 1500 
feet. That there is as extensive 
an oil bearing stratum underlying 
San Bernardino as any other dis- 
trict, there is not the least doubt. 
And the near future will see the 
imperial county well up among 
the leading oil-producing counties 
in the state. The men who are 
interested in the organization of 
this company have plenty of 
money, and the organization seems 
to be assured. No sooner had the 
news of the organization of the 
Mist company been fairly afloat 
than the news of a second com 



IT IS A WONDER 




OIL TANK USED IN CALIFORNIA 



Summerland Oil Notes- 

At the Southern Pacific Oil 
Company's plant the drillers had 
struck oil sand last week on No. 11. 

Drilling will again begin on the 
Sunset Company's wharf inside of 
two weeks. All the new wells 
will be sunk to the lower stratum. 

Last week the drillers had 
reached a depth af 560 feet on the 
new Loon Point wharf with no 
oil sand. Yet there is a reasonable- 
prospect of reaching the sand at 
any moment from now on. At 
present the drillers are working 
through a heavy stratum of shale 
and water, which may necessitate 
the use of a third string of casing. 

The seven and five-eighths cas- 
ing in No. 5 well of the Sunset 
Company burst forty-two feet from 
the top last week, letting in a 
heavy flow of water, on toe oil- 



cheap distillate, a by-product of 
petroleum than with high-priced 
fuel oil, for the reason that the gas 
engines require no engineer and 
little attention. 



Oil in San Bernardino 

The long-looked-for oil company 
is about to be organized in San 
Bernardino, says the Transcript. 
For several months past oil ex- 
perts have been examining the 
surrounding country, and have 
come to the conclusion that there 
is an abundance of oil to be had 
at a depth of from 1300 to 1700 
feet. The experts were sent out 
by leading oil companies of Los 
Angeles, and if they had deter- 
mined the oil to be near the sur- 
face these companies would have 
started boring at once. But as the 
report sent in denoted a depth 
greater than that of the Los An- 
geles field, they decided to wait a 
year or so before starting in, think- 
ing that their withdrawal from the 
field would discourage local men, 



pany was sprung, which proposes 
to bore wells in Lytic Creek can- 
yon. 

White Oil. 

White oil it is claimed has been 
found in Placeritos canyon, this 
county. At a depth of 550 feet 
a flow of eight barrels a day was 
encountered. The oil is nearly a 
clear white in color and can be 
used for illuminating purposes as 
well as for driving naptha or gaso- 
line engines. This discovery is in 
exact contradiction from most Cali- 
fornia oil, which, from its character, 
seem to rest on asphaltum base. 
This white oil, from its trans- 
parency, would indicate a paraffme 
base. The high quality of the oil 
and its scanty supply furnishes a 
study for oil experts. — Santa 
Paula Chron cle. 



Well No. 17 in Sunset District 
Proves a Big Producer 

Jewett & Blodgetton Frida) last 
mode the biggest strike on record 
in the Sunset district. 

According to the Califomian, in 
sinking well No. 17, at a depth of 
700 feet, oil was struck in such 
volume as to cause a temporary 
suspension of operations. It rose 
in the nine and five-eighth inch 
casing to the top, and many hours 
bailing with a six-inch pump 
twenty feet in length only lowered 
the oil fifty feet in the well. The 
singular feature of this strike is 
that it occurred in the first' oil 
sand. Heretofore, in the other 
wells sunk at Sunset, the quantity 
of oil in the first sand was so in- 
significant as to be considered val- 
ueless, and was shut off by the 
casing. Why there should be such 
a difference between the stratum 
of sand as shown here, and in the 
other wells in that locality, is 
puzzling the experts. 

It is the intention, of course, to 
go on down to the second sand, and 
when that is reached it is not im- 
probable that well No. 17 will be 
found to be the heaviest producer 
in the state. 



The McCarthy Company has 
recently made a sale of one-half 
an acre 1 without improvements .1 
adjoining two acres in the new oil 
field of the Delta Company for 
$5000. 



The Casmalia. 

The Casmalia Ranch, Oil and 
Development Company has 10,600 
acres of very promising oil land 
in Santa Barbara county, and will 
shortly begin operations. The com- 
pany is capitalized at $50,000, 
50,000 shares at $1 each. The 
officers and directors are: President, 
C. C. Morehouse; vice president, 
T. N. Curley; treasurer, Emil 
Woenne; secretary, W. R. Jones. 
A. H. Beth, M. F. Gale. Attorney, 
W. H. Chapman. 

An Oil Boom. 

R. G. Dunn & Co.'s review of 
the trade conditions for January 
says: 

"Oil operations in Southern Cal- 
ifornia have been so encouraging 
and so much interest has been ex- 
cited it looks now as if we were on 
the verge of a veritable oil boot'.." 

The above is all right, with the 
exception that the boom condi- 
tions should not be limited to 
Southern California, but should in- 
clude the entire state. 



The Wilson Oil Company of Los 
Angeles of which M. L. Gerstle 
of San Francisco is president, is 
now producing about 250 barrels 
per day, some days running con- 
siderably over 300 barrels. The 
property of this company is situ- 
ated in the new district in Los 
Angeles, and new development 
work is being actively pushed, 
two wells being bored continually, 
and up to date the eleventh well 
has been finished and is pumping. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 

Published Weekly 
The Oil authority of the Pacific Coast 



W B. WINN, Editor and Publisher. 



Office and Editorial rooms 

318 Pine Street. San Francisco 

Opposite California Oil Exchange. 

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STRICTLY IN ADVANCE 

Money should be sent bv Postal Order, Draft 
or Regi stered Letter addressed to Pacific Oil Re- 
porter. 318 Pine street, San Francisco, room 
29. Communications must be accompanied by 
writer's name and address, not necessarily for 
publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. 

Entered in the Postoffice at San Fraucisco, Cab, 
as second-class matter. 



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1900 



There are two different kinds 
of oil produc- 
Trouble Ahead ers in Califor- 
for the nia. Perhaps 

Oil Producers it would be 
more proper 
to say that in a few months there 
will be two kinds of oil producers 
in California, for the production of 
oil in the state has scarcely yet be- 
gun. These two kinds of producers 
will be: First, those who have 
large capital behind them, or are 
situated so near a railroad that a 
pipe line is a matter of small ex- 
pense; and, secondly, those whose 
capital is represented by the land 
they own, the rigs they have 
erected and the oil they are pro- 
ducing. 

These companies which have 
enough capital behind them can, 
if necessary, build pipe lines and 
storage tanks, and market their 
product satisfactorily, unless fool- 
ish competition arises, which, how- 
ever, is likely to happen if the 
amount of production increases so 
as to meet in any degree the de- 
mand for oil. The small producer 
however, who has no capital be 
hind him but his land, machinery 
and oil, will find he has ahead of 
him an extremely hard row to hoe 
in the lack of pipe lines, storage 
facilities, and a market which for 
him is more or less unstable 
owing to his inability to meet con- 
ditions requiring an extensive out- 
lay of capital. The first thing he 
knows he will be crowded to the 
wall, and his business will be swal- 
lowed up by some of the wealthy 
companies who own pipe lines, and 
by their superior facilities in the 
transaction of business and in 
transportation have forced him to 
suspend. 

There is trouble ahead, then, 
both for the large and small pro- 
ducers; both for the men with 
capital and those without it, un- 
less THEY BAND TOGETHER, Or, 
rather, identify themselves with 
some great corporation, backed by, 
if necessary, ten million dollars, 
which will be able to build pipe 
lines to all the main producing 
centers, and from these central 
points lay laterals to the different 
points of production. This com- 



pany should also have storage 
tanks at the necessary points. It 
should build pumping plants in 
sections where the lay of the land 
is such that the oil cannot flow by 
gravity alone. It should be able to 
furnish different grades of oil in 
any quantities desired. It should 
own a great refining plant and be 
able to furnish a product equal to 
that of the best Eastern refined 
product. 

It may seem premature to urge 
the necessity of the formation of 
such a company at the present 
time. But it is not premature. Such 
a company will require from five 
to ten million dollars behind it- 
Most if not all this amount could 
and should be raised here. There 
is plenty of capital now idle, and 
every oil company, be it great or 
small, should be identified with it. 

It will require time to organize 
such a company. The best men in 
the State should be identified 
with it. 

The matter should be taken hold 
of at once, for it will take one year 
to make the necessary develop- 
ments, lay the main pipe lines, and 
build the necessary tankage. 

An initiative should be made 
and made at once. 



The Loyal Queen. 

This company has issued an ex- 
tremely neat prospectus. It is 
stocked for $100,000 divided into 
100,000 shares at $1 each. The di- 
rectors are: H. M. Rutherford, 
president; j. D. Williamson, vice- 
president and treasurer; E. R. 
Dunlap, secretary; A. V. Oliver 
and C. H. Chambers. Nowlin & 
Fassett are the attorneys, and the 
American Bank and Trust Co. is 
the depository. The company 
owns the southwest quarter of sec- 
tion 15, 25-19, containing 160 acres, 
and is a part of the oil section of 
Kern county known as the Devil's 
Den district, where much oil devel- 
opment work is being done, partic- 
ularly by the company of which 
Rudolph Spreckels is the head, 
which company is operating very 
near the property of the Loyal 
Oueen. The offices are in -the 
Adams bnilding, corner of Kearny 
and Sutter streets. 



The New Hope- 
Drilling on the New Hope well 
in 29, 27-27, in Kern county, has 
been temporarily abandoned owing 
to the prevalence of troublesome 
quicksand, which heaves up in 
the pipe, making it well nigh im- 
possible to drive casing. A drill 
has no more effect on it than so 
much pounding of a hammer on 
a bed of sand. In spite of this the 
well has been driven down 419 
feet, or about half the distance 
originally thought necessary. The 
75/8 and 5f'8 casing now at the 
bottom of the well will be pulled, 
and whether a new well will be 
driven or the old one enlarged has 
not yet been decided upon. W. 
E. Dennison is of the opinion 
that the quicksand in this district 
can only be operated upon suc- 
cessfully by some kind of a hy- 
draulic lift. At any rate the usual 
method of drilling will have to be 
abandoned. 



Buckhorn and Los Angeles. 

Worthington Ames reports that 
the new well of the Buckhorn 
Company struck oil sand at 200 
feet. The driller pronounces the 
oil sand the best he ever saw. The 
strike was made on Saturday last. 
This stratum of oil sand will yield 
aboutlten barrels a day. On Satur- 
day afternoon work was shut down 
on account of the flues in the 
boiler being burned out, but drill- 
ing was resumed on Wednesday 
last. The Buckhorn Company has 
declared a dividend of 5 cents a 
share, payable on the 26th. The 
Buckhorn stock is selling well and 
strong in the market. 

The Los Angeles Oil and Trans- 
portation Company is putting down 
two new wells. They will strike 
oil within the next week or ten 
days. This company declared a 
dividend on the 20th of 25 cents a 
share. This is the second dividend. 
Dividends will be declared every 
month. The stock of this company 
was placed on the market a short 
time ago at $12.50, but is now sell- 
ing at a much higher figure. 

The new well of the Buckhorn 
has already passed through two 
strata of oil sand. The first 150 feet 
of the well was in oil-bearingshale, 
then the drill got in sand stone 
and on Saturday broke into oil sand 
fifteen feet thick. They expect to 
find a fifty-foot stratum of oil sand 
at 400 feet. There is no water in 
this well, and the strata of oil sand 
already struck will be perforated 
so that the well will have the ad- 
vantage of these oil-bearing sand 
strata already passed through. 



The Esperanza. 

This company has been operat- 
ing in the Kettleman district on 
section 14, 22-17, On Wednesday 
there were wild rumors afloat con- 
cerning a big oil strike, the re- 
ports varying from 100 to 400 bar- 
rels. Thorough inquiry failed to 
substantiate anything absolutely 
except the fact that everyone be- 
lieved a big strike of some kind 
had been made. 



The Home Security. 

On Monday last the Home Se- 
curity Oil Company, composed j 
principally of Alameda county 
business men, was incorporated 
under the laws of Arizona. The. 
capital stock is $500,000, 500,000 
shares at $1 each and non-asssesa- 
ble. They have purchased 1240 
acres of valuable oil land in the 
most favored section of Fresno 
county, and will begin operations 
as soon as material and machinery 
can be placed on the ground. The 
officers and directors are. Presi- 
dent, F. B. McKevitt, Vacaville; 
vice president, George Burbeck, 
Oakland; secretary, D. P. Hocking, 
Oakland; treasurer, I. Tobriner; A. 
J. Hinds Santa Cruz, H. D. Irwin, 
Berkeley. 

The Fresno-Alpha. 

This company will soon be drill- 
ing on their choice land almost on 
the dividing line between Fresno 
and San Benito counties. The 
preparatory work is all done, and 
the machinery will be on the 
ground and at work within 15 
days'. The stock of this company 
has met with a ready sale and 
their is every reason to believe it 
will go above par very shortly. 
There is a strong probability that 
the oil land in this portion of the 
state will equal if not surpass in 
richness that about Coalinga. 

The Petroleum Center. 

The well on section 28, 2S-28 is 
down 230 feet, the drill being in a 
heavy, sticky blue clay which car- 
ries oil, the usual indication of the 
near presence of good oil sand. On 
section 8, 28-28 the well is down 
850 feet, and work has been tempo- 
rarily delayed owing to the chang- 
ing of the contractor's rig to the 
new rig of the company. This 
well has already gone through one 
good stratum of oil sand at a depth 
of 802 feet. The second stratum 
is expected at from 50 to 100 feet 
more. It is expected to reach this 
by the middle of next week. Stock 
of this company is selling readily. 

Three Good Strikes. 

Last week there were three 
good oil strikes made in Kern 
county, viz: The second well of 
the West Shore Oil Company in 
32, 28-28; Peerless No. 3 in 31, 
28-28, and the Reed company in 
34. But three good strikes a week 
will be nothing compared with the 
number which will be made regu- 
larly in a few months from now, 
when all the rigs • now ordered 
and on the way are at work. 



The Diamond Oil Co. 

This prominent company, located 
in the McKittrick district, is mak- 
ing rapid progress, and promises 
to be one of the strongest and best 
organizations in the field. Being 
located in one of the best districts 
where the greatest producing wells 
have been developed, big results 
are expected from the work about 
to be started. 

It is their intention to carry on 
the work on an immense scale, and 
twenty wells or more will be put 
down as rapidly as men and money 
can do it. The board of directors 
is composed of some of the most 
prominent business and financial 
men of the State, which is a guar- 
antee in itself that the work will 
be prosecuted with vigor, and the 
i capital to carry it on will be fur- 
i nished as rapidly as required. 

From present indications the 
stock of this company offers one of 
the best investments in the State 
or country, and should not be over- 
looked by those having money to 
invest. 



The Esmeralda. 

It is always of interest to oil 
men to note the progress being 
made in the development of new 
properties. Of the many hundreds 
of oil companies which have been 
organized during the past year we 
know of none which has forged 
more rapidly to the front, or is 
more deserving of favorable men- 
tion than the Esmeralda Oil and 
Development Company. It was 
the writer's privilege a few days 
ago to be shown by Mr. H. S. 
Field, the president of the com- 
pany, a bottle of seepage oil as 
taken from the Esmeralda well at 
a depth of only thirty-two feet. 
The finding of so strong a seepage 
at such a short depth is certainly 
remarkable in the history of Cali- 
fornia oil wells and is a good indi- 
cation of the wealth of oil which 
this company has in store for them 
when they reach the oil sand. The 
Panoche oil district, in which the 
Esmeralda is located, has been re- 
garded by expert oil men as one 
of the most favored districts in 
California, and from a recent visit 
to Panoche we are pleased to note 
that work is being pushed every- 
where and quite a large amount 
of oil capital is being centralized 
at this point. The Esmeralda ex- 
pects to have their plant in work- 
ing order within sixty days. 



[FIC oil. RE1 ORTER 



Scenes From Kern River Oil District 




SECTION °'PEERLESS WELL N°2 
KERN CO. CALIF. 






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When, Peerles struck 'He! 




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Peerless Well completed. 




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611' 



Original Discovery in Kern River District in 
Sec. 3. 29-28. 50 Feet by Windlass and 
20 Feet by small Drill. 



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and Dry Quick- 
Sand 345' 



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rose after Perforation 
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C'*y 6 ; Peerles Wells 3 and 2. Oil was struck in 2, Jan. 

17' and Hie Well was afterwards completed 
[Oil Sand 46' (Good) at 727 Feet. Oi I was struck in N? 3 on Feb. 
17, and Work btill continues. 

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[day 30' 

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Clay 

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LOG OF THE PEERLESS. 



A Pictorial Lesson of Great Im- 
portance to Oil Men. 

This illustration of scenes in Kern 
River cil district contains a pic- 
torial representation of the log of 
Peerless well No. 2, which was re- 
cently drilled to the oil sand, and in 
which when the casing was perfor- 
ated the oil rose 527 feet from the 
bottom of the casing. The well was 
drilled on the southeast quarter of 
section 31,28-28. In this township 
are several other producing wells. 
The geological formation is abont 
the same throughout the district. 
and enough wells have been drilled 
in different portions of the district 
to prove that the conditions are 
about the same in an area the 
boundaries of which are constantly 



increasing as the drills are sent | 
down farther out in different direc- j 
tions. 

The Peerless Company is one of; 
the best and most progressive of 
the many companies now operat- 
ing in the State of California. At I 
the start it was subjected to many 1 
vexatious delays and disappoint-; 
ments, owing to the attempts of a 
contractor to drill a deep well with 
a rig of insufficient power. This 
well was with difficulty drilled to 
415 feet and then temporarily 
abandoned when the new and 
powerful rig was set up. This new 
rig could accomplish more work in 
a week than the old one could in a 
month, and the two wells have been 
successfully drilled in short order. 
This week the Peerless Company 
has contracted for three more wells. 
and a pumping plant is already in- 



stalled for well No. 2. The com- 
pany will pump from this one well 
and sell the product to their neigh- 
bors for fuel. The other wells will 
be capped until a pipe line is built, 
storage tanks erected, etc. 

The Peerless Company is incor- 
porated with 100,000 shares, of 
which 5000 shares were set aside 
as treasury stock. 

Up to Wednesday the sales of 
stock of this company were as fol- 
lows: 

5 shares at $ 10 00 J 50 

7,200 " " I 00 7,200 

2,800 " " I 50 4,200 

2,500 " " 2 OO 

12,505 f 16,450 

The stock of this company is now 
selling readily at S3, but will soon 
be advanced to $5. 

What is true of this company 
will be true of every other company 



'n the district, tnanag : 1 v':i • |H 
energy and ability, and where the 
directors are men well known and 
and respected. The d'rectors of 
the Peerless number such gentle- 
men as John M. Wright, Hon. 
James G. Maguire, Hon. Jacob H. 
Neff, H. C. Parks and others of 
equal prominence. 

This sectional view of the Peer- 
less well is particularly pleasing 
to the stockholders of the com pany 
showing as it does that the wel.' 



contains over 200 feet of oil sand 



Bakersfield looks day and nigh* 
like a live eastern town during 
fair week, and oil is the only theme 
of conversation. They talk oil 
dav and night, and even men who 
work by the day sit up to talk 
about oil wells when they ought 
to be in bed. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



OIL LOCATIONS. 



The Value oS Land Can Only Be 
Determined by Oil Production. 

Some time ago a gentleman re- 
siding here, says the Bakersfield 
Californian, wrote to Senator Per- 
kins, asking him if some amend- 
ment < o the laws for the location of 
mining claims could not besecured 
to fit the oil land case. It was 
pointed out to him that in many 
cases there seemed to be no way to 
hold a claim pending thesinkingof 
the first well, as no surface discov- 
ery could be made. The Senator 
referred the matter to the commis- 
sioner of the Land Office, and a 
portion of the reply is given below: 

"The statute demands that dis- 
covery shall precede a vein or lode 
location. There is nothing in the 
statute requiring different proceed- 
ings in the matter of discovery on 
placer claims from those required 
for vein or lode claims, Union Oil 
Co., 25 L. D., 351. A legal mining 
location must under section 2320 
U. S. R. S. be predicated upon an 
actual survey of mineral and hence 
a mere location certificate which — 
even where exacted by local laws 
or customs — is onty one of the steps 
required to give effect to su:h loca- 
tion, is no evidence of such discov- 
ery. It is incumbent upon the 
mineral claimant to show such a 
mineral discovery as should war- 
rant a person of ordinary pru- 
dence in the further expenditure 
of his labor and means with a rea- 
sonable prospect of success in de- 
veloping a valuable mine. Ma- 
gruder V. O., and C. R. R. Co., 28 
L. D., 174. 

"Such are the latest rulings of 
the Land Department in the ques- 
tion of discovery in mining claims. 
They uniformly show that the 
mere location of a claim is but a 
step, and that the development of 
a paying mine is essential to 
the existence of a valid claim 
and this, in my judgment, is in 
harmony with the mining laws 
whereby all valuable mineral de- 
posits in land belonging to the 
United States, both surveyed and 
unsurveyed, and hereby declared 
to be free and open to exploration 
and purchase. ' See 2319 U. S. R. S. 

"Therefore, while the location of 
an oil claim might be made upon 
surface indication, it is apparent 
that the value of the land for its 
mineral could only be determined 
by the sinking of wells and the 
production of oil therefrom. This 
was practically the ruling of 
the department in the case of 
Chatham et al. vs. the State 
of California, in which a hearing 
was ordered upon allegations that 
in a well over 400 feet deep a val- 
uable deposit of petroleum had 
been found. 

"It may be admitted that in the 
matter of discovery the location of 
mining claims for petroleum depos- 
its is rendered more difficult than 
the location of claims for other 
mineral to the embarrassment of 
both mineral and agricultural 



claimants, but where the para 
mount question is as to the relative 
value of the land whether for min- 
eral or agricultural purpose, I can 
conceive of no plan that would 
maintain the purposeof themining 
laws and at the same time relieve 
the mineral claimant from the ne- 
cessity of proving by actual pro 
duction of minerals that the land is 
of more value for its mineral than 
for agricultural purposes. Very 
respectfully, 
(Signed) "Binger Hermann, 
"Commissioner." 



Oil Well Machinery. 

Attention is called to the ad. of 
the Parke & Lacy Co., which ap- 
pears in this issue. This company 
has lately entered into the field of 
oil well machinery, and is now 
prepared to supply promptly any- 
thing which may be wanted by the 
oil men in the different fields. It 
is now well known that the ma- 
chinery adapted for drilling wells 
in Kern county is different from 
that required in the Coalinga field, 
or in Fresno, or San Benito county, 
and what works very well for drill- 
ing a well of 700 or 800 feet 
is entirely inadequate for drill- 
ing a well 2000 feet deep. 
The Parke & Lacy Co. are pre- 
prepared to furnish machinery 
suitable for any of the different 
fields, and have already sold rigs, 
boilers, engines, etc., to such im- 
portant companies as the Giant 
Oil Co., the Kern River Co., the 
California Standard Co., San Fran- 
cisco & McKittrick Oil Co., J. D. 
Treadwell (Southern Pacific Co.), 
and are now negotiating for selling 
oil well drilling machinery to a 
number of the most important oil 
companies which are preparing 
for development purposes. 



In California. 
There were between 75 and 100 
oil companies formed in California 
during the past month. It scarcely 
need be said that of these, as of 
the large number previously 
formed, there has been the per- 



centage of those to be expected 
under such circumstances which 
have been primary stock jobbing 
schemes — just as it was in the 
days of stock company booming in 
the eastern field. The total stock 
capitalization of the various com- 
panies formed in California during 
the past three months with oil as 
the basis for their organization 
will probably aggregate close to 
$30,000,000. But California is 
produding a lot of actual grease as 
well as of 'stock based prospectively 
upon it. It already has yielded 
a number of fortunes and evidently 
is but starting. Thus far the rush 
has been for territory, and nothing 
like a regular system has devel- 
oped for the marketing of the oil. 
The product is sold by the com- 
panies and individuals in various 
ways and for various prices, rang- 
ing from 75 cents to $1.25 a barrel. 
There is much oil in tankage or 
shut in . awaiting the requisite 
marketing facilities. But this con- 
dition of affairs is not likely to 
continue long. Both independent 
and Standard capital is being at- 
tracted by the possibilities pre- 
sented, and it will be but a short 
time, no doubt, until more ade- 
quate pipe line systems and mar- 
keting agencies are established 
As has been explained heretofore, 
the oil is sold almost exclusively 
for fuel, but it is not improbable 
that its application to other uses 
hereafter will add to its value. — 
Petroleum Gazette. 



The Westlake Oil Company of 
Los Angeles, in which several San 
Francisco capitalists are interested, 
has just finished its fifteenth well, 
and well No. 16 is about half fin- 
ished. The derrick is up and work 
will commence on No. 17 this 
week. The Westlake Oil Com- 
pany's property is in the new dis- 
trict in Los Angeles and is one of 
the heaviest producers in the Los 
Angeles field. 



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Dividends Declared. 

The Westlake Oil Company have 
declared a dividend on all its stock 
at the rate of two per cent, paya- 
ble March 1; This dividend is set 
aside from the different oil produc- 
tions of the company sold and be- 
ing delivered to the Storage Com- 
pany, the Santa Fe Railroad Com- 
pany, the Southern Pacific Rail- 
road Compan}' and the Los Ange- 
les Lighting Company, amounting 
in all to 12,000 barrels per month. 
The company's fifteen producing, 
wells earn the above dividend. 
Numbers 16 and 17 will be com- 
pleted in a very few days. These 
wells cover less than one-eighth 
of the territory belonging to the 
company. No salaries are paid the 
officers of this company, and its 
development work is done from 
the $20,000 in its treasury, the 
whole net product of the wells 
being used to pay dividends. 



The Wilson Oil Company. 

The following well-known San 
Franciscans are among the direc- 
tors of the Wilson Oil Company: 
M.L. Gerstle, president; E.D.Peix- 
ottoandH. G. Meyer. The com- 
pany controls the larger portion of 
two blocks of land in the heart of 
the new oil fields of Los Angeles, 
and a seven acre tract about one 
mile west of the present oil field, 
which is in the direct path of indi- 
cation and development and which 
by every prospect is excellent. 
Eight wells have now been sunk, 
and are in full operation, which 
yield from twenty-five to seventy- 
five barrels daily, the present pro- 
duction being over 300 barrels per 
day, which brings $1.10 per barrel. 
Oil is struck at a depth of 400 feet 
and development is being pushed 
as rapidly as possible, wells being 
drilled at the rate of two per 
month. The company owns its 
oil rights and its eutire plant of 
tanks, machinery, etc. 



Mr. James P. McCarthy is still 
in Los Angeles looking after the 
interests of the McCarthy Com- 
pany in its oil properties there. 



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Our machinery is being put in position, and the drilling of well No, 1 will be commenced without delay 
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Prospectus and maps sent for the asking. 

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Estimated Oil Yield. 

the Oil. 
id Transportation Corn- 
pan] udent 
of the- oil indu- a number 

anil who has facilities 
in-iile information re- 
is quoted 
not think the 
i south of 
the Tehachapi will reach ;■> 
barrels pet month. A liberal es- 
timate of tile different oil pro 
during sections of Southern Cali- 
i would be about as follows: 
Los Angc irrels per day 

or i. month: Pullerton, 

■ per mouth: Whittier, nol to 
exceed 15,000 barrels; Puente, not 

more than 10,000 barrels, and Ven- 
tura and Santa Barbara counties, 
about 50,000. I believe these are 
outside figures, and sensational 
rumors of tremendous productions, 
which are not justified by the 
facts, can only do the industry 
mote harm than good." While 
this statement comes from a person 
long recognized as an authority, 
there are others who think Mr. 
Strasbnrg has underestimated the 
yield of the local field, says the 
Los Angeles Herald. They call 
attention to the fact that five 
months ago Mr. Strasburg esti- 
mated the yield of Los Angeles at 
90,000 per month, and that siuce 
that time, it is claimed, the devel- 
opment in the Ocean View avenue 
territory have been fully enough 
to offset the shrinkage in the other 
field. This would leave the en- 
tire series of wells in the College 
district as net gain, and Mr. Stras- 
burg's figures represent that gain 
as 15,000 per month, or 500 barrels 
per day. Those who are most famil- 
iar with the College territory say 
that the VVestlake Company's yield 
alone exceeds 400 per day, while 
there are the Wilson, Uncle Sam, 
Hardison & Hardison, and several 
other splendid properties in the 
district now yielding a number of 
barrels per day. The shortage in 
the estimates is explained by the 
statement that Mr. Strasburg does 
not handle the oil from this new 
addition to the local field, and con- 
sequently he has no means for 
keeping account of the increased 
production in that section. 



a wide r country, from 

West Virginia and Tennessee to 
Michigan, but nowhere is there 
found a field which promises to 
near meeting the demands 
of the market. Californians can 
well afford to give heed to the sit 
nation thus confronting the coun- 
try ami ask themselves whether 

prepared to rise to the 

emergency and fill the void created 
by the shrinkage in the production 
"! Pennsylvania and other states. 



California's Opportunity. 

Reports of the oil situation in 
the east constitutes an interesting 
study for Californians. The ef- 
forts being made to keep produc- 
tion up to somewhere near the de- 
mand are almost heroic, but not- 
withstanding these efforts the pro- 
duction is failing steadily, and 
there seems to be no possibility of 
the eastern states again coming up 
to the demand. A correspondent 
of the New Vork Commercial, 
writing from Oil City, points to 
the fact that a vast amount of 
capital is being sunk in various 
new fields, and yet the returns 
fail to give encouragement of re- 
ward for the expenditure. The 
efforts being made are spread over 



The Southern Field 

In speaking of the Southern 
California oil fields, the Los An 

geles Herald says: 'Whether the 

local field extends to the south- 
ward, westward or northward, is 
the enticing puzzle of the day. 
but the fact exists that the general 
trend of the oil, whether or not 
there be a break near the city, is 
to the northwestward, crossing the 
Santa Monica mountains into the 
San Fernando valley, and thence 
through Newhall, wh^re oil has 
been produced for some years, and 
on to Santa Paula, Ventura, Sum- 
merland, and on up through Santa 
Barbara, San Luis Obispo and 
other counties to San Mateo 
county. Add to this the oil indi- 
cations found on the desert near 
Mohave, on the Kern river, through 
Fresno county, and in San Diego 
county, and there is a showing 
which cannot be Surpassed any- 
where else in the world." 



The Burlington. 

The Burlington Oil Company 
has been formed with a capital of 
60,000 .shares, at $1 per share. 
There are now fifteen producing 
wells on the company's property 
in Los Angeles which yield 1800 
barrels per month. In September 
these wells yielded 1784 barrels, 
in October 1769, in November 
1786, in December 1791, Jan- 
uary 1795. The directors are 
gentlemen well known in busi- 
ness circles in San Francisco 
and are: M. L. Gerstle, president; 
E. Avery McCarthy, vice presi- 
dent; Harry Francis, secretary and 
treasurer; E. B. Holden and E. D. 
Peixotto. The McCarthy Com- 
pany, at 646 Market street, is 
handling a limited amount of stock. 



Hanford Oil Boom. 

Leon Bloch, Jr., well known in 
San Francisco, and now in charge 
of one of the departments of Kut- 
ner-Goldstein Co., at Hanford, 
writes that "Hanford is wild over 
the oil boom. Our machine shops 
are kept busy day and night, and 
last week we were obliged to tele- 
graph to San Francisco for extra 
men to attend to the oil business 
which has developed in Hanford. 
The Hanford branch of Kutner- 
Goldstein Co. is now giving em- 
ployment to about eighty em- 
ployes and all are kept busy from 
early until late. The oil business 
is adding considerably to the com- 
merce of Hanford." 



Coalings News. 
One of the most significant 
strikes made in the Coalinga field 
within the last few months has 
been the oil sand found by the t >il 
City Petroleum Company at a 

depth of 450 feet. Enough oil was 

encountered, says a correspondent, 
to make it nearly certain that a 
good producing well would be de- 
veloped at 1000 feet This depth 
will soon be reached, as the com- 
pany is rapidly proceeding with 
its drilling. 

The Santa Clara Oil Company 
is now making good progress after 
having encountered a broken sur- 
face formation, which required 
eighty feet of wooden conductor. 
The hole was carried down 1 10 
feet, when it was found necessary 
to lower a string of fourteen-inch 
stovepipe casing. By these means 
the cave was shut off and work 
was carried into the shale. Spud- 
ding has been completed and tools 
are now being operated from the 
walking-beam. 

A crooked hole, after drilling 
had been carried down 700 feet, 
has obstructed work at the well 
of the Confidence Oil Company. 
The crooked portion ha c , however, 
been straightened out by the use 
of dynamite, and the reamer and 
a string of 9^8 inch casing has 
been put in within seven feet of 
the bottom of the hole. To avoid 
any further delay the company 
will reduce the hole to 75^ inches 
diameter. 

The Investment has completed 
spudding and is now drilling. The 
Bonanza King on section 10, how- 
ever, has its tools lost at a depth 
of 300 feet, and the Crescent Oil 
Company has shut down at 400 
feet in order to await the arrival 
from the east of a string of four- 
teen inch screw casing. 



The Delta Oil Company of San 
Fra-ncisco is having its pumping 
arrangements changed and the 
wells in the old Los Angeles dis- 
trict are being attached to the 
Parker & Merrill contract pump- 
ing plant while the wells in the 
new district are being attached to 
the Parker, Caryl & Ott (Welling- 
ton Crude Oil Company) pumping 
plant. 



The new pumping plant of the 
Wilson Oil Company at Los An- 
geles is running at the rate of 
twelve strokes per minute, but the 
contract rate of sixteen strokes 
will be reached, when the produc- 
tion will be increased proportion- 
ately. 



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Pacific Coast Oil News 

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN OIL IN VARIOUS PARTS 
OF THE STATE. 



The Great Northern Oil Com- 
pany, which has leased from Led 
F. Winchell and J. S. Bedford of 
Fresno, section 23, the Nj^ of 34 
and the S}i of 26, in 16-12, is pre- 
paring for immediate work. A re- 
port made by an expert since the 
lease was signed has greatly en- 
couraged the company, and it wiil 
put down three wells in a year. 

The Selma Oil Company, at Oil 
City has commenced spudding in 
well No. 2. 

Stock in the Occidental Oil and 
Development Company has been 
going so fast, says the Stockton 
Reflex, that at a meeting of the 
board of directors held last week 
it was decided to make arrange- 
ments for the purchase of ma- 
chinery. The land of the Occi 
dental Oil and Development Com- 
pany is situated in Fresno county, 
in the Little Panoche oil belt, and 
it is said that oil has already been 
struck in the section adjoining. 

A good strike of oil has been 
made in the well of the Oil City 
Petroleum Company on the SWyi 
of section 28, cornering with the 
famous section 20, on which Oil 
City is located. The company has 
been drilling on land leased from 
the Hanford Oil Company, a Han- 
ford corporation, hence there is 
much elation among the Hanford 
Oil Company people. The well 
where oil has just been struck is 
only half a mile from Oil City, but 
it goes to prove that the oil stratum 
is not confined to Oil City alone. 
It is encouraging news for the 
whole district. The well is down 
400 feet, and the oil is about sixty 
feet in the well. 



The Kern River Oil Company 
has struck oil on its well on 28, 
28-28. 

The Pacific Consolidated Com- 
pany is preparing to bore between 
McKittrick and Sunset. 

The Eldorado is rimming out 
its seven-inch hole for an eleven 
and five-eighths casing. 

The Gray Eagle has a well 
pretty thoroughly corked with 
jar bars, a bit and a swedge. 

The President Oil Company's 
well is down 810 feet, and the drill 
is in a dark blue clay. 

The McKittrick Company is 
again drilling on the well on 12 
with a Standard rig. 

The Union Metal and Hardware 
Company has begun work on its 
new warehouse and oil supply 
depot. 

Tlie oil territory of Kern county 
is now claimed to extend south as 
far as Teliachapi, and claims are 
now being located there and com- 
panies formed for sinking wells. — 
Hanford Journal. 

A Southern Pacific fuel expert, 
H. K. Harrington, recently visited 
the Kern river oil fields, and after 
a careful examination of the 
ground, stated that the possible 
extent of the district is 115 square 
miles, declares the Californian. He 
based his judgment upon the char- 
acter of the lands from which oil 
is being taken. < 



Barker Ranch operations, which 
have been temporarily suspended, 
will soon be resumed. 

The President company has 
pulled out its first casing which 
crumpled and is enlarging its hole. 

The Pittsburg Company is hav- 
ing a rig built and expects to begin 
operations soon in the Sunset dis- 
trict. 

The Monarch Oil Company has 
filed a protest against the lieu land 
selection of C. W. Clark, for SWJ| 
34, 30-22. 

The Pittsburg Oil Company has 
discovered an immense deposit of 
sulphur on their lands in the Sun- 
set district. 

It is reported that' the Land 
Company has struck oil in two of 
the wells they are boring in the 
Sunset district. 

The directors of the Cantour Oil 
Company of Fresno have decided 
to commence operation on section 
14, 28-27. 

The Rising Sun Oil Company 
expect to begin extensive devel- 
opment on their property during 
the next few weeks. 

Judge S. F. Leib of Santa Clara 
has leased about n 00 acres in the 
Temblor ranch, and will at once 
engage in oil development. 

The Petroleum Development 
Company has six wells finished 
and two more going down. It has 
nine rigs with four sets of tools 
and is consequently well equipped 
for drilling. 

The McKittrick Co.'s string of 
tools which was dropped in the well 
a few days ago have been picked 
up and drilling is now progressing 
rapidly. 

The J, B. Treadwell water pipe 
line is nearly laid from the river at 
a point on section 3 to section 28. 
Another day or two will see it fin- 
ished. The pumping plant is on 
the ground ready to be set up. 

The strike by the Bakersfield Oil 
Company on section 12, 29-28, has 
caused considerable excitement 
and the usual scramble following 
a good strike is already on for 
lands contiguous to this property. 

The Petroleum Center Oil Com- 
pany have commenced further 
development of their land in the 
Kern River district and have se- 
cured the services of E. L. Taylor, 
an experienced driller from the 
Pennsylvania oil fields. 

The Pittsburg Oil Company has 
let a contract to Jewett & Blodgett 
for a well to be sunk on the west 
half of section 1, 11-24, which is 
part of the property controlled by 
the Pittsburg people on the west 
side. 

The Kern River Oil Company 
are down 600 feet on No. 2 at Mc- 
Kittrick and are ready to begin on 
No. 3. No. 1 is being pumped from 
slowly at the rate of 200 barrels 
per day. It is believed that the 
casing has been safely landed at 
last. 

The Sanger Oil and Gas Com- 
pany has struck, in its well on 
14, 28-28, the stratum of blue shale 
which overlays the oil sand, and 
the stockholders are consequently 
jubilant. They are all Sanger and 



Fresno men and the company is a 
close corporation, none of the 
stock having at any time been on 
the market. 

Newton, on 1, 29-27 is expected 
show up with an oil well shortly 
He is having trouble with his cas- 
ing at present. 

It is said that a very strong com- 
pany is going in on the Cotton- 
wood, 19,29-30 and sink a well 
that will determine beyond doubt 
whether that field is oil bearing. 

J. B. Treadwell and C. A. Can- 
field have filed a protest against 
the lieu laud selection of C. W. 
Clark, for lots 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, 13, 
30, 21. 

The Harding-Jameson combina- 
tion, boring on 14, 28-28, is in hard 
luck. The well is down 800 feet 
and the shoe has become bent and 
consequently the casing must be 
pulled up and another shoe at- 
tached. 

A contract is on record whereby 
S. A. Wood, Jr., agrees for $16,- 
000 to convey to the Mt. Vernon 
Oil Company several sections of 
land in the McKittrick district. 
$2000 is the amount paid down 
the remainder to be paid in equal 
yearly installments at the rate 
of $3000 per year. 

The Bakersfield Oil Company, 
which struck oil a few days ago in 
section 12, 29-28, report having 
reached the sands at a depth of 700 
feet and express themselves as well 
satisfied at the prospect they have. 
Their Mr. Gallagher has gone to 
Los Angeles toarrange for a pump- 
ing plant and another new Stand- 
ard rig, which w 11 be put on the 
property as soon as it can be gotten 
together. 

The Bakersfield Oil Company, 
Conklin & Baker, after making a 
strike a few days ago, suspended 
operations to await casing. The 
blue clay was broken through and 
the sand penetrated about ten feet 
but this is a supply great enough 
to cause the oil to rise in the hole 
nearly the 6co feet of its extent, 
Thursday afternoon the oil stood 
within two feet of the surface. 
The product of this well seems to 
be light and carries a very small 
quantity of sand. 

The Bakersfield Oil Company 
struck oil on the NWj<f of section 
12, 29, 28 last Thursday. With a 
good well on section 8, and oil in 
section 12, it doesn't seem possible, 
says the Californian, that the Cas- 
pian Company on section 15 can 
miss it, and further development 
by them is anxiously awaited. It 
is understood that the Caspian 
Company left their well on 15 in 
good shape with the intention of 
resuming operations in the near 
future. Their contract called for 
a certain amount of work and 
when it was completed they de- 
cided to do some development on 
other holdings for the present. 

The location of the well for the 
Pittsburg Company is on the same 
belt where the last and best well 
finished lately by the Sunset Com- 
pany is situated; and the chances 
are that the Pittsburg's land is of 
the same nature as the Sunset's. 
In that case the well will be fin- 
ished at from 500 to 800 feet and 
within two or three weeks. This, 
says the Californian, has been the 
Sunset's average in depth and 
time. The contract calls for 1000 
feet if necessary. The Pittsburg 
has eighty acres touching 15, 29 28, 
where the Bakersfield Company 
made a strike last week and will 
begin operating on that in a short 
time. 



The Black Mountain Petroleum 
Company, which has part of the 
property of the Krayenhagen Oil 
Company leased, struck oil sand 
and a small supply of oil last week. 
The stockholders are well pleased 
with the prospects. Drilling is 
still going on, with a night and 
day force 

SAN BENITO. 

A fine quality of oil has been 
struck in the prospect hole now 
being sunk by the Nonpariel Oil 
Company of San Francisco, lesse of 
the F. Q. Alvarez ranch in the Bit- 
terwater Valley. The hole, which 
is only forty feet deep, was sunk 
through a bluish sandstone, and 
there was, last Friday, about three 
feet of oil in the bottom of the hole. 
A sample of the oil discloses that it 
is an article of exceptional purity 
and lightness. This discovery will 
tend materially to put an end to 
discouraging talk regarding the oil 
prospects in the Bitterwater V al- 
ley, and will certainly direct the 
attention of capital to that section. 
Experts have pronounced the Bit- 
terwater section one of the most 
promising oil districts in the State, 
but it has evoked but little atten- 
tion so far, as nearly all the land 
therein is titled. 

SAN LUIS OBISPO. 

The Arroyo Grande Oil Devel- 
opment Company was organized in 
Arroyo Grande on Tuesday of last 
week, with Wash. Ballagh, presi- 
dent; W. A. Conrad, secretary, and 
P. Olohan, treasurer. The stock- 
holders own 1500 acres or more cf 
valuable oil land in the Huasne 
district, and the organization of 
this company is to secure their de- 
velopment. 

The removal of the Union Oil 
Company's plant to the new loca- 
tion is completed, and active drilling 
work has begun with every pros- 
pect of of being successful. 

Work at the well in Phoenix 
canyon was suspended for a couple 
of daj's last week on account of 
running out of casing, but they 
have secured some and work was 
resumed Monday. They are now 
down about 500 feet and the pros- 
pects are most encouraging. 

The Alcatraz Oil Company has 
set up its rig and is ready to be- 
gin boring on the Porter ranch, 
near Arroyo Grande, under the 
superintendence of Messrs.Doulton 
and Fuller. 

SANTA BARBARA. 

A number of oil prospect wells 
are soon to be sunk in the hills 
back of Lompoc. Several Los An- 
geles people have secured leases 
to a considerable territory and ex- 
pect to do some remarkable devel- 
oping. 



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developments that are being made 
in the various oil districts. The 
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OIL STATISTICS 



Buwkcxc OpcPiilor Hakes Kcpopt 

■ •i Pacific Ooclupmcnt 

M. P. Colt, the widely known 
lar manager of tl. 

Company's interest 
in th I district, who went 

rly part of last 
month for roi ami recupei 
ami at the same time look over the 
oil leVelopments of the state, has 
written friends in Lima. Ohio. 
giving a very fall account of the 
many points of interest and inci- 
dents of the trip. Mr. Colt, who 
a experienced oil operator 
himself, has visited tin various 
oil producing districts of Califor- 
nia and has forwarded a very in- 
teresting summary of his investi- 
gations, which will be of great 
interest to Derrick readers at this 
time, when so much is heard o* 
the oil development of the Pacific 
Coast. A good idea of the extent 
of the state's importance as an oil 
producer may be abtained from his 
report, which is as follows: 

Dry and Daily 

ii. -t. 

Fallen 2 24 ?oo 9 6 

loo 5 3 

Pnentc — 63 is 45 40.. ,; 11 

Wblttier .>% n 6 - . 7 

Los Angeles :--.;, is, 750 3015 60 

Surmnerland. .. 364 S9 : 5 5 

Newhall 100 4" 60 400 1 3 

I" SO I40O 20 S 

I'euturacounty. 225 125 too 2<»»> 15 1? 
Bakersneld .... ;s 1 14 300 25 30 

McKittrick . ... '< 250 8 ; 

3 1: 100 2 1 

San Luis Obispo ... 5 2 

Scattered i" to 

Total 2138 :6s 137.. 9165 163 12s 

This report, published in the Oil 
City Derrick, is by no means cor- 
rect. The Pacific Oil Reporter 
is preparing a list as full and as 
complete as can be made by 1 ur 
agents in the different ticlJs. 
Every clay new rigs are being 
erected and new wells started in 
all the fields, and a report that is 
absolutely correct in February 
should be changed very materially 
in March. 

McKITTRICK TO SUNSET 



will be nominal. On the three- 
mile line the rate is from four cents 
to ten cents per barrel, according 

to the quantity shipped.— Callfor- 

nian. 



The Com™ Costa. 

[Treat deal of interest is being 
taken in the vicinity of Martinez. 
Antioch Brentwood, and other 
Contra Costa localities, in the com- 
pany recently organized in Contra 

county, called the Contra 

Costa oil and Petroleum Company. 

The president of this company is 
1.. R. Mead of the Risdon Iren 
Works and 'he other director! 
Messrs. Dean of Brentwood, Mr. 

Harkison of the Antioch bank, 
Asscmbh Belshaw of Antioch ami 
Senator Prank McGowan. The 
land lies back of Antioch in the 
low coast range, and is only about 
seven miles from tide water. In 
the oil excitement of 1S64 a well 
was put down only 170 feet and 
yielded fifteen barrels. The land 
has been examined by competent 
experts and has been pronounced 
equal to the best in the state. It 
is expected that the bulk of the 
stock will be taken by Contra 
Costa people. 



Drilling Rigs. 

There are now at least fifty com- 
panies negotiating for drilling 
Some of them want one kind, some 
another. It has taken some time. 

apparently, for oil men to discover 
that a rig which will drill a well suc- 
cessfully i" one oil district will prove 
an absolute failure in the other. 
- that will serve every pur- 
pose in Kern county may be en- 
tirely inadequate in tlie Coalinga 
field, and a rig that will work all 
right in the rock strata of Coalinga 
may be almost worthless in the 

quicksand which is characteristic 

of some portions of Kern. A 

difference of $1000 in the expense 

of a suitable rig may entail an 
additional expense of several 
thousand dollars which would 
have been saved if a better rig had 
been purchased in the first place. 
A good rig, too, may be spoilt by 
an incompetent or drunken driller. 
There is room here now for at least 
200 trustworthy drillers, and East- 
ern drillers find steady employ- 
ment. 



S. X. Griffith has made the 
statement that the four inch pipe 
line now in operation between 
the wells of the Kern River oil 
company and McKittrick, about 
three miles in length, is to be ex- 
tended southeast to Sunset, a dis- 
tance of thirty miles. The three- 
mile line, including storage tanks, 
was built at a cost of $20,000. A 
six-inch line (the gauge of the 
proposed thirty-mile extension) 
from McKittrick to Sunset will 
cost about $150,000. The company 
is operating under th" name of the 
Kern River Pipe Line and Stor- 
age Company." They are largely 
interested in the "Pacific Coast 
Consolidated Oil Company," which 
controls 15,000 acres of land 
strung out between the terminal 
points of the proposed line. While 
all companies operating in that 
vicinity will be placed on an equal 
footing, the primary object of the 
pipe line company is to handle 
the product of the Consolidated 
Oil Company, and the line will be 
extended from time to time as the 
work of developing the field 
progresses. The cost of piping 



West Shore Re-Perforated 

The first well sunk by the West 
Shore Company on 32 has been re- 
perforated and the result has been 
to largely increase the yield. The 
capacity is now fully 100 barrels, 
and the gas that escapes is said to 
be sufficient to run the machinery. 

To a person standing between 
the old well and the new, the roar- 
ing of the outrushing gas sounds 
like a burning house. 

The second well of the West 
Shore Company is like the first in 
one particular, not a drop of water 
was met with from the top of the 
ground to the oil sand. 



The Florence. 

This company has purchased a 
rig, and within a few days will be 
drilling in the Kettleman hills, on 
section 15, 22-17. They have the 
greatest faith in the oil possibilities 
of this district, based on the thor- 
ough examination of competent 
judges. 



The Central Avenal. 
The Central Avenal Oil Com 
pany, room 4, second floor of Mills 
Building, has now placed upon the 
market 20,000 shares of the capital 
stock at 50 cents per share, and are 
meeting with good success in its 
sale. Since they purchased their 
land oil has been struck in two 
wells near them, which has greatly 
increased the value of their prop- 
erty, which is in the Kreyenhagen 
district of Kings county, in town- 
ship 24-17. 



The Commonwealth Oil Com- 
pany, of ban Francisco, are now 
negotiating for a rig to drill in their 
property in 32, 26-28, and expect 
to get to work very shortly. Their 
stock has had a ready sale. 



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adjoining McKittrick Oil District 
on the south, in the richest Oil Bel 4 
in the State. For further informa 
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Deposit Building, San Francisco, 
Clifornaia. 



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THE -:= ESMERALDA 

Oil & Development Co. 



Located in the Panoche 
Oil District, San Benito 
county, Cal. 

One of the most prolific oil regions 
of California. 

Producing wells in the neighbor- 
hood. 



New wells being drilled on every 
side. 

The officers of the company are 

H. S. Field, of Hammersmith & 

Field, President. 

J. C. Pascoe Vice-President 

R. R. Haskell.of Haskell & Muegge 

Treasurer, 
P. H. Reynolds Secretary. 

CAPITAL STOCK $100,000 

100,000 Shares. Par Value, $1 00 

OFFICE, 115 Kearny St., San Francisco 

Rooms, 7, 8 and 9. 




Capital 100,000 shares, par value of $5. 

1 . EO, W. turner President. 

Property located in Kern County, near Mc- 
Kittrick. and in Santa Clara County, near Alma. 

A limited amount of stock is now offered at 
S1.00 per share, payable in installments of 20 per 
tithly. 
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Oil On Troubled Waters. 

"No, I've never seen a sea ser- 
pent, but I've seen things more cu- 
rious," said an old sea captain to a 
Philadelphia press man. 

"What was the curiousest thing I 
ever see? Wal, that's" hard to say, 
but there's the cruise I made from 
San Diego to Monterey with the 
yacht Foam — I'll never forget it, 
though it was years ago. 

"I was in San Diego at the time, 
waitin' for a job, when a man came 
to me and asked if I would take a 
yacht up to Mouterey, deliver her 
there, and take twenty men who 
wanted to go up. 

"I said I would, the terms bein' 
good, and I found I could charge 
the laborers a decent price and 
make something out of it; so off 
we started one bright morning. 

"The laborers were railroad men, 
goin' up to work on the new road, 
and the second day out were all so 
sick that they swore they would 
run the yacht in shore — anythin' 
to get out of it. 

'T finally put in at San Pedro 
and let those go that wanted to, 
and put out again with about six. 

"I had never been up the coast, 
and so left matters in the hands of 
mv mate, whom I shipped for the 
purpose — a bright Norwegian. 

"We reached Ventura the second 
day, and then it began to blow and 
increased; but we kept at it, passed 
Anacapa, and right in the Santa 
Barbara channel caught it for all it 
was worth. It blew so that we got 
all sail off the schooner but enough 
to keep her to the wind, and the 
men — the landlubbers — were be- 
side themselves with fear. 

"All this seemed to set the mate 
crazy, and he drove them to the 
ropes and made every man stand 
and take it. I felt that there was 
no danger, but the wind sud- 
denly picked up and blew in shore, 
and the sea rose so that I finally 
made up my mind that the yacht 
could not stand it; she took so 
many seas that she nearly turned 
over. 

"I had a talk with the mate, who 
said he could put us in smooth wa- 
ter in a half hour only he was 
afraid she'd swamp if he put her 
before.it. I told him I'd take the 
chance. Then he shouted, 'Rig 
on the extra hauser to the chain 
down below." 

"I saw that it was done, and 
then we gratl-.inlly got before the 
wind. 

"It wa'-i a. via!, and I thought 
we'd go do,\ 11 ;i dozen times, but 
she seemed tn L;et over it, yet 
we headed dir.ctly inshore, the 
mate in the n^gin' givin' direc- 
tions to me at t! e wheel. 

"Suddenly he ciied, 'Luff! bring 
her up" and up she came into the 
wind, and if it hadn't been that my 
man was lashed to the riggiu' we'd 
have all gone, a- a big green wave 
swept clean over, three luet deep. 
"The moment she got ahead to 
the sea he let go the anchor — the 
Lord knows how deep it was — out 
with the chain, then the howser 



and we began to drift astern, 
beaten back by the sea and wind. 
"I began to think we'd have to 
cut away when what was next 
to a miracle happened. The sea 
went down like magic. We were 
still in a heavy sea, but the sur- 
face for too feet about us was as 
smooth as glass, and there we lay 
as comfortable and dry as you 
please, while on each side were 
terrible waves. 

"Wal," said the old captain, 
pausing a moment at the recollec- 
tion, "it scared the men half to 
death; they all thought there was 
something uncanny about it; but 
finally when everything had been 
made snug, the mate came down 
below, laughing over what he 
called his snug harbor out to sea. 
"We're all right, if the anchor 
holds," he said, "and it's pretty 
sure to, as it's rocky bottom. 

" 'I've known this for a long 
time,' he continued. 'You see, 
this is a great oil country, and 
right here, two miles off shore, is 
an oil spring that would be a for- 
tune to some one ashore. It is 
probably a fresh-water stream that 
rushes upward, bringing oil with 
it, which spreads out over the 
surface, at times covering four or 
five hundred feet. Of course, the 
oil keeps the sea down — simple 
enough when you know it.' 

"And so it was," said the skip- 
per. "I've visited the place sev- 
eral times, and some days you see 
the water rising up so hard that 
the surface looked higher than 
the rest, and the oil would cover 
the water for two or three hun- 
dred feet around, changin' with 
the days and seasons, seemingly; 
but always makin' a perfectly 
smooth spot in which a boat could 
lie in a storm if she could be 
kept in it. 

"It's about two miles off shore, 
as near as I can judge, and on a 
line with the Santa Barbara point 
north of the city and San Miguel 
island. All this country is un- 
derlaid with oil and asphaltum 
and they are boring wells as far 
out into the water as they can 
get. 

"We lay in that floating oil 
patch all night, then the wind let 
up and we got sail on her and 
went on." 

Old sailors on the Atlantic, es- 
pecially those on the south cotst 
east off Florida, know a similar 
spring that has often surprised 
seamen. 



The Krayenhagen. 

The Krayenhagen district is re- 
ported to be booming. Informa- 
tion comes of a good strike made 
by the Black Mountain Petroleum 
Company, which greatly enlivens 
the interest in that part of the 
Coalinga field. At a depth of 750 
feet the company tapped sand 
containing a good body of oil. 

The Esperanza, in the Kettle- 
man hills, has made rapid progress. 
It has a hole down over 1200 feet 
with 1 150 feet of gS/s inch casing. 
This is the longest string of that 
size in the field. A good strike of 
oil is reported. 



An Oakland Company 
Articles of incorporation have 
been filed by the Mount Vernon 
Oil Company. The capital stock 
has been placed at $500,000, of 
which $500 has been subscribed 
by the following directors: Arthur 
P. Holland, J. C. Ewing, F. J. 
Woodward, F. C. Watson and 
Frank K. Mott. 



Estimates furnished on ma- 
chinery needed for drilling a well, 
cost of same, land examined, etc., 
by an experienced oil man. Knows 
the requirements of the field from 
years of practical experience. Ad 
dress A. Z., his office. 



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of the Pacific Oil Reporter. 



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NEW INCORPORATIONS 

The following articles of incor- 
poration have been filed with the 
secretary of state: 

The Modesto Oil Company. Principal place of 
business, Modesto. Directors— A L Cressey, 
Herman Christ, G F Shaffer, H P Weyer aud A 
Hewel of Modesto. Capital stock, $200,000; sub- 
scribed, $12,000. 

The Stanislaus Oil Company. Principal pl-.ice 
of business. Modesto. Directors — A Hewel, J P 
Fuller, T K Beard, J E Ward and G R Stewart of 
Modesto. Capital stock, $100,000; subscribed, 
$40,000. 

The Shafter Oil and Development Company. 
Principal plaoe of business, Bakersfield. Direc- 
tors— F, A Baer, H L Borgwart, J E Seroy, C J E 
Taylor and J F Malo of Bakersfield. Capital 
stock, $100,000, subscribed, $64,000. 

The Aurora Development Company. Principal 
piace of business, Bakersfield, Directors — B H 
Leavitt, LC Stiles, Charles Hartsou, A J Ander- 
son of Bakersfield and M K Lauden of San Fran- 
cisco. Capital stock, $25,000; subscribed, $500. 

The Standard Mining and Development Com- 
panp. Principal place of business. San Francisco 
Directors— G G Gauld, J B Walden of San Fran- 
cisca, W B White of Oakland, N B Frisbe of Ala- 
meda and H S Thompson of Beikeley. Capital 
stock, $250,000; subscribed $50. 

St John's Oil Company. Principal place of busi- 
ness, Visalia. Directors— ,W H Moffett, C B Mof- 
fett. M L Moffettof Visalia, and C H Teqgue aud 
T C Ostrander of Exeter . 

El Modelo Oil Company. Place of business 
Fresno. Directors— F M Miller, A B Smith, E S 
Valentine, D D Allison, C I, Walter, R E Edgai 
and O L Everts, all of Fresno. Capita: stock 
$150,000; subscribed, $100,000. 

The Lagoinarsino Oil Company. Plaae of busi- 
ness, Los Angeles. Directors— C Smith, R Currer, 
J F Andrews, J C Salisbury, G I„ Kiefer, all of 
Los Angeles. Capital stock, $500,000, subscribed 
$25. 

Rice Canyon Oil Company. Place of business. 
Los Angeles. Directors— W P Rice, H C Belville, 
F A Bradshaw and A D Elwell, all of Los Ange- 
les. Capital stock, $200,000; subscribed, $150,200. 

Golden West Crude Oil Company. Principa 
place of business, Los Angeles. Directors— J E 
Cowles E C Buell, J E Carr, C A Runs, F G 
Calkins. F Baker, R W Miller, C W Fish and A 
Mills, all of Los Angeles. 

Pasadena Oil Company, Place of business, Pas- 
adena. Directors— C W Smith, P M Green, F, T 
Howe and A R Metcalfe, Pasadena and W L 
Young, Los Angeles. Capital stock $200,000; sub. 
s'tibed, $50. 

SabranteOil and Investment Company. Place 
of business, San Francisco. Directors— C N Har- 
ris, F P Fuller, C C Tripp, C R Alberger, San 
Francisco, and E Shepley, Wadsworth, Nevada. 
Capital ftbckj $500,000; subscribed:, $500, 



Sand Lines, etc., Jfc 

Block Clips, 
Jt Clamps, Sheaves, etc. 

John A. Roebling's Sons Co 

25&27 FREMONT ST., 

San Francisco, Cal. 



Works, Trenton, New Jersey. 



rhos. 13. Bishop, Pres. 



A. N. Lewis, Treas 



San Francisco & McKittrick 
OIL COMPANY. 

Controls 900 acres about three 
miles northwest of McKittrick 
(Kern county) and % mile from 
the largest well in the district. 



A limited amount of stock is now 
offered at $2.50 per share. 



Will mail prospectus if desired. 



H. U. MAXFIELD, Sec'ty. 

Room 3, Fourth Floor Mills Buildino 

SAN FRANCISCO. 
Telephone Red 3616. 



When you want to swear go to 

LEE D. CR4IG 

Notary Public and 
Commissioner of Deeds 
316 Montgomery St. 

bet. Califorria 

and Pine . San Francisco 



HOWARD H. 5HINN 



Member Producers' Oil Ex- 
change aud San Francisco 
Stock Exchange Board. 



318 PINE ST., ROOMS 7 & 8 



Oil Stocks and Securities 

Country correspondence solicited 



PACIFIC oil. REPORTER 



KERN RIVER OIL CO. 



Capital Stock, i 6IOO.OOO 

- 
First Nairn al Bank Depository 

DIRECTORS: 



in I- RESNI i. 
KINGS and KERN countit 

.tii in 13, 3 
McKittrick district. 

of section 4. 
\V.\ ofXW. , of section34,: 
N E. . of section 28 
All of section . - 



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I. Zellerbach 



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A. ZELLERBACH & SONS 

THE PAPER HOUSE. 

416, 41S. 420. 422, 424, 426 
Sansome St.. - San Francisco, 



BARKER RANCH 
Oil Company 

Controls the whole of the famous 
Barker Ranch in sections 4-5-6-29-29, 
consisting of over eleven hundred acres 
1 patented 1 bordering on 

KERN RIVER, 



Near Bakersfielil. 



DIKECTORS 



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and Supplies of every description 
incidental to the trade. 



We carry the Largest Stock. Our prices are 
Equitable. 

Tel. Main. 1133. 



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President 

Vice- President 

Secretary 

T- G. CKOTKI-RS, 



U. SAMUEW 

J, DALZELL BROWN 

FRANK KOENIG 

MAURICE V.SAMUELS 



The Directors believe that Oil will be found 
in quantity and at no great depth. Treasury 
stock is being sold to insure adequate capital for 
extensive development of this very large holdiug. 
Listed ou CA LIFORNIA OIL EXCHANGE. 

Prospectus ou request at office of Secretary, 



KOENIG'S 123 Kearny St. 

SAN FRANCISCO. 



Incorporated Oct. 3, 1899. 

NEW HOPE OIL CO. 

Capital $100,000 
100,000 Shares : : at $1.00 



Mt. Diablo Oil Company 

14 SANSOME ST. 

Sun Francisco 

OFFERS FOP CNVESTMENT 

A Legitimate 

Oi! Investment 



in Land and Oil wells, two hours from 
San Francisco; two miles from San 
Pablo, Coutra Costa County, where 
purchasers may see the laud and oil 
wells before purchasing. 

For full particulars, circulars, etc., 
apply t 



J.W.LAYMANCB 

SECRETARY 

14 SANSOME St. 



This Company owns 12S0 acres of patented land, 
sections n and 29, township 27 S, range 27 east, 
M. D. M., Kern Co. California. 



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C. R. Splivalo, Italiau Paste Co., 307 Battery 
St,. San Francisco. 

C. S. Laumeister, Flour Mills, 1S4 Mission St., 
San Francisco. 

H, Dutard, Wholesale Gram and Commission 
Merchant, 125 Davis St., San Francisco. 

C. B. Stone, Manager San Francisco Breweries 
Ltd., 240 Second St., San Francisco. 

Thos. B. Bishop, Attorney, Bishop and Wheeler, 
532 Market street, San Fraucisco. 

J. W. McDonald, President and and General 
Manager City Street Improvement Co., Mills 
Bldg, San Francisco. 

W. E. Dennison, President Steiger Terra Cotta 
& Pottery Works, 1556 Market St., San Francisco, 



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branches: 
Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles 



THE SANTA MARIA 

OIL COMPANY 



Invites people of moderate means 



ANACONDA Oil CO To Join lhe Compan y as Proraoters 



Located in the Center of Oil 

Belt on sections 24 and 26, Tp. 2 1 
range 15, Fresno Co., about nine 
miles south of Oil City, and six 
miles north of the Kreyenhagen 
Wells. 



Come among us on the 
Ground Floor. 



OUR LAND IS NOT TOO FAR TO VISIT 



OFFICERS: 

C. R, Splivalo President 

W. E. Dennison Secretary 



General Office, Room 45, 
FifthFloor, Mills Building S. F. 



GIBB S OI L CO. 

Capitalized at $600,000, in 12,000 
Shares, par value, $50.00 



5000 shares will be sold ;rt $5 per share payable 

in monthly installments olji per share. 

Company owns 2,560 acres in the southern part o 

Fresno County. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Dr. Asa Clark - - President 
M. P. Stein* - Vice-President 
H. VV. Taylor - - Secretary 

W. II. LOREX'Z H. T. CoMfTON 



Stockton Savings Bank, Treasurer 

/M. B. ESTES. M. D., 

209 Turk Street, - City Agent 



Capital 100,000 Shares, par Value of $5 



DIRECTORS: 

J . S. Lnglis President 

J. D. Beggs Vice-President 

S. Goldsmith Secretary 

C. H. Morrell Treasurer 

F. J. Horswell. L. V. Merle, L. Slessinger 
Dr. J. Graham. 



Office, No. 7 Battery street. 
San Francisco. 



Producing Oil Properties. 



THE Mc CARTHY CO. 



James P. McCarthy President 

E, \very McCarthy Secretary 

MARKET ST.. SAN FRANCISCO. 



We talk to our manager by telephone 
from San Francisco. 

If you join us you will be right in 
among the operations of the Standard 
Oil Company. 

As promoters your stock costs you only 
a nominal price. Instead of being obliged 
to buy at par you can afford to sell at 
par. 



Rooms ii, 12, 13 and 14 

508 California Street, 

SAN FRANCISCO. 



WISEMAN'S LAND BUREAU 

237 W 1st. street 

Los Angeles, California. (Established 1S85) 



Headquarters for School and Governmeo 
Lauds in California. School Laud only $1.23 at 
acre, on easy terms. Lands abound in all conn- 
ties; requireuocondition as to residence or occu- 
pation. Cheapest, salest and surest iuvestmeun 
iu America to man or woman Send stamp for 
our land book. 



PIPE FOR SALE. 



2000 feet. 5 inch. Dipped, Standard 
Iron Pipe, Screw Joint. As good as new 
For Sale Cheap. 
SANTA BARBARA ICE CO. 



FORTUNES IN OIL ! 




Continental Oil And Development Company 



INCORPORATED. 



ONLY 6000 SHARES 



Of which iooo were put on the 
market, over half sold the first 10 
days.This is a genuine opportunity 
for an oil investment. The company 
owns by United States Patent five 
20-acre tracts in the 

Oil Basin, Kings county 

the richest Oil Bearin s 
in the belt 



WM. CORBIN, President. A, E. RUDELL, Secretary. 




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The Company also owns 

960 ACRES 

Adjoining OIL CITY, the famous 
oil district of California. We have 
made arrangements for the latest 
improved machinery and will 
shortly be boring for oil, at which 
time stock cannot be had at the 
price now offered. 



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222 Sansome Street 



No Assessments. 




Oriental Oil Co. 



OF SAN FRANCISCO. 

Incorporated under the laws of California. 



S Capital Stock $100,000. Divided into 100,000 Shares, Par Value $1 each 



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We have acquired title to the southeast quarter of section 26 

township 23 S, of range 17 E., M. D. B. & M., in Kings 

county, California, Kreyenhagen Oil District, on the oil belt 

The Kreyenhagen company eight miles northwest of us 

was the first to strike oil in the district. 



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OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS— L. B. McMurtry, President; H. H. 
Harlow, Vice-President; E. W. Kay, Secretary and Manager; Crocker- ift^ 
Woolworth Bank depository ; J. R. Hitchcock, 1. T. Bell. 'jjp 

Office, PARROTT BUILDING, F1 £Zg M v igg R j§§ 

82s-8 l ; l i Market street. San Francisco. f/fM 



PARKE & LACY CO. 



21 & 23 FREMONT ST 
SAN FRANCISCO. 



Engines, Boilers and Pumps for 



OIL ^ WELLS ^ 



Well Boring and Drilling Tools Prompt Delivery Guaranteed 



Opportunities for Investment 



The Diamond Oil Company owns 640 acres 
of the best oil land in the celebrated. McKittrick 
District, in Kern county, California, with per-' 
feet title. 

There are wells flowing and producing within 
three miles and all around it. 

At present there are twenty-four flowing and 
producing oil wells in this district, producing', 
from one hundred to two thousand barrels each 
per day. 

The Diamond Oil Company's land is in town- 
ship 29 south, range 21 east, M. D. M„ in Kern 
county, in the McKittrick District, six miles 
from the railroad and within five miles of the 
great flowing McKinsey well, and by the re- 
ports of two of the best oil expert geological 
surveyors of the Pacific Coast pronouneed__to 
be the best of oil land. 

Only a limited amount of stock will be sold 
at one dollar per share, as the value of the 
stock will double as soonfaslactive work begins, 
asiwe are in -[the heart of the richest: and most 
productive oil belt_in California, f.\ .. 




OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. 

Hon. E. D. Berri 
Gen. W. H. Seamans 

W. W. Aiien Sr., 

Secretary and General Manager 
Columbian Bank - - Depository 



President 
Vice-President 



DIRECTORS 

W. H. SEAMANS 

Adjutant-General State of California 

I. J. TRUMAN 

President Columbian Bank 

PHILLIP LAWRENCE. 

Assistant Secretary of State, South Dakota 

JOHNJENKIN 

Barrow, Wade, Guthrie & Co., Accountants, 

London, Manchester, New York, San Francisco. 

WM. PARDY, 

Pacific States Building, Loan & Savings Society 

San Francisco. 

E. D. BERRI 

Carpet Dealer, San Francisco 

W. C. ALBERGER 

Mining Engineer, San Francisco 

GEO. L. HARRIS 

United States Navy, retired 

W. W. ALLEN, SR. 

Attorney-at-law, San Francisco 



One of the Best Oil Districts in California 



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.ERN COUNTY. 



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OIL CO. 

Wells- 



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Incorporated under the 

laws of South 

Dakota. 



Capital Stock, $500,000 

FULLY PAID UP 

And Non-Assessable. 

Divided into 500,000 

shares at the par 

value of jj!i each. 

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SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.. FRIDAY MARCH i, iqoo. 



Prick Trn Ci 



KERN COUNTY WELLS. 



ing. simps and all necessarj build- 
ings on the Shamrock property, 
ami will give his entire atti 
/-» _ • iim • ■ ■■ r» to the development of this prop- 

Companies Which Have Been ert y. The section »., which the 

C f II C 1 t I Shamrock is located in the McKil 

OUCCeSSTUlly COndUCted. trick district is now surrounded mi 

every side by producing wells 

The McKittrick and Kern River Are Oil Die- which is an absciute proof that 

j._s™^._ »»/!-• •- iirm r. »^. . wherever wells are drilled on this 

tricts Which Will Repay Developments. c ,„, inv s ptoperty they will 

strike oil in paying quantities, 
depth of iooo feet, and their output The gravity of Shamrock oil is 

of oil will be largely increased, about 20 Baume. It has been 
Upon the completion of wells 3, 4 thoroughly tested and is an ex- 

and 5 the company will have a cellent fuel oil, ami will refine 
pumping jack installed which will equal to the best Elaine Eastern 

be able to pump at least twenty oil. The oil has already been re- 
wells, and will continue until at fined, burns well, is odorless and 
least that number of producing smokeless. It is sixty per cent 



C. H. Phillips, in the Crocker 
building, is tin secretary of the 
Shamrock, Bunker Hill. Virginia 
and Gray Eagle companies, all 
most favorably located in Kern 
countv. in the Kern River and 
Mckittrick districts. 

Mr. Phillips, with the other 
stockholders, is exceedingly grati- 
fied over the recent decision of the 
superior court of Kern county, in 
which ease the Tulare Oil Com- 
pany, in which Mr. Phillips is in- 
terested, has won a most important 
suit over claim junipers and scrip- 
pets who have been trying to in- 
validate the title of those who are 
holding land as mineral land. The 
decision, which was rendered on 
Monday, decided every point in 
favor of the Tulare Oil Company, 
and this affects the claims of al- 
most every other important oil 
company in Kern and other oil 
counties and effectually stops 
junipers and sc rippers from unduly 
hampering or blackmailing the 
bona fide oil developers. 

The title of the Shamrock Com- 
pany is now absolute, inasmuch as 
this decision of the court rendered 
on Monday last is furthermore 
strengthened by the fact that the 
company has also placed upon the 
land discovery locations. The 
Shamrock owns 160 acres, being 
the southeast quarter of section 
19, 30-22. Two oil wells are now 
already completed on this section 
and the third is being bored. The 
first well is 808 feet deep, and the 
second is 600 feet deep; both yield 
a little over 75 barrels per day. 
On well No. 3 work has been tem- 
porarily suspended on account of 
lack of sufficient water to enable 
drilling to go on expeditiously. 

The Shamrock has let a contract 
with Green & Whittier to sink 
two more wells, each 1000 feet 
deep, which will bring the well to 
the primary oil sand. Well No. 1 
was drilled 200 feet below the sec- 
ond oil sand with a view of finding 
the third oil sand, but the rig, 
proving too small for this work, op- 
erations were abandoned pending 
the time until a larger rig could be 
placed over the well. When drill- 
ing stopped on this well the oil 
cam: in at the bottom of the casing, 
which proved the well to be drilled 
on the edge of a large body of oil- 
bearing sand. 

Wells Xos. 1 and 2 will be sunk 
to the third oil sand in a very short 
time, which will give these wells a 



wells is obtained. The wells of this 

company are connected with stor- 
age tanks at McKittrick by a fine" 
pipe line 4500 feet in length. The 
company has a contract with the '700 feet, and will be drilled to a 



P 
illuminant. 

Another of Mr. Phillips' compa- 
nies is the Virginia, which adjoins 
the Shamrock. Well No. 1 is down 



S. P. Company for the sale of all 
the oil it produces during the year. 
The report on a carload of Sham- 
rock oil shipped to Los Angeles 
lately to be tested was that "A test 
of Shamrock oil shows no moisture 



depth of 1000 feet. The company 
has forty acres, all good oil land. 
The officers of the Virginia are the 
same as those of the Shamrock. 

In the Kern River district 
Mr. Phillips reports the Gray 



porated w ith 1 , the 

par value oi $2.50 each. The of- 
ficers are: X. K. Masteil, president; 
W. I). Tobey, vice-president; \Y. 
I.ange, Jr.. treasurer; C. 11. Phil- 
lips, secretary, and Milton Mc- 
Whorter. The Gray Eagle Com 
pany will have a pumping plant as 
soon as enough « ells arc completed 

to furnish work lor a pump. A 
railroad will be started ill a few 
weeks, will run within a mile of the 
Gray Eagle property, necessitating 

the building of only a short pipe 
line. 




THE SHAMROCK WELLS. 



or foreign matter." Mr. Phillips 
believes this to be the only carload 



Eagle Company, on 30, 28-28, to be 
progressing very rapidly. The 



of oil yet tested that contains no ^ompany was incorporated Novem- 
moisture or foreign matter. The ber 9th, 1899, and in ten days had 



directors of the Shamrock are: J. 
W. Wright, president; A. H. Per- 
cival, vice-president; Wm, Lange, 
Jr., treasurer; C. H. Phillips, secre- 



let a contract to drill four wells. 
Work was commenced during the 
holidays, and since then, or within 
sixty days, three wells have been 



tary; Milton McWhorter, superin- completed to the oilsandand No. 4 
tendent of development. The is now down fifty feet. Oil is 
Shamrock Company is stocked at reached at a depth of 726 feet in 
100,000 shares at the par value of the wells that have already been 
$2.50. This company owns its own drilled, and these three wells will 
pipe line.storage tanks, is free from produce each from 75 to 100 bar- 
debt and has sold no treasury stock rels. Well No. 5 has been con- 
since the 15th of September, but tracted for, and will be started as 
will sell a limited number of soon as well No. 4 is finished. The 



shares for the purpose of building 
a pumping plant. There is every 
reason to belive that this company 
will declare a dividend in May. 
Superintendent McWhorter has 
sold liis interest in the Kern River 
district and will locate his dwell - 



parties owning this property have 
virtually invested their own money 
in it, as very little treasury stock 
has been sold, and no more will be 
sold except enough to pay for 
actual development work. The 
Gray Eagle Company is incorpor- 



Three Fresno Companies. 

Articles of incorporation of the 
Mt. Diablo Oil, Milling and Devel- 
opment Company were filed in the 
County Clerk's office at Fresno 
last week. The capital stock is 
placed at $500,000, of shares of the 
par value of$i a. share. Only $110 
has been subscribed. The direct- 
ors are: James Cullingham, 1'*. H. 
Lemon and R. S. Bodman of Los 
Angeles; T. S. Shirrill and K. 
Tscherassy of Reedley, and J. W. 
Briscoe and B. F. Shepherd of 
Fresno. 

The Astral Oil Company was also 
incorporated last week for $300,000, 
divided into 60,000 shares of the 
par value of $5 a share. The 
amount subscribed is $300,000. The 
directors are W. R. Stammers, J. E. 
Morrow and M. Martin of Sehna: 
S. Davis of Kingsburg and H. A. 
Ross of Fowler. 

The third company incorporated 
last week was the Shale Basin Oil 
Company, capitalized for $100,000, 
of as many shares of the par value 
of $t each, of which amount $60,- 
000 has been subscribed. The di- 
rectors are all of Selma, as follows: 
E. M. Stevens, Martin Miller, Geo. 
A. Dameron, R. E. Stevens, J. M. 
Byrne. 

Keep Informed. 

Those who have invested in oil 
stocks should keep informed of the 
developments that are being made 
in the various oil districts. The 
best way to get this information is 
to subscribe for the Pacific On, 
Reporter. 



Dr. C. H. Castle and others, of 
Merced, have purchased forty acres 
or more of oil land. It is the south 
half of north half of southeast quar- 
terof section 22, township 19, range 
15. The land lies between the 
Muntjac and Elk properties, and 
adjoins the Caribou property on 
the east. 



The Westlake Oil Company of 
Los Angeles has declared a divi- 
dend of 2 per cent, payable March 
5. This company has fifteen pro- 
ducing wells: Xo. it and 17 arc- 
now being drilled. The derrick is 
up for No. 18, and it is one of the 
largest and most fertile territories 
in the new oil district-, in I.os An- 
geles, and is one of the heaviest 
producers in the Los Angeles field. 



THE PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 

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FRfDAY MARCH r, 1900 



Six months ago few people 
in California 
Importance of north of Te- 
Our Oil haehapi Pass 

Industry. took little in- 

terest in the 
oil industry of this state. At that 
time a few wells had been drilled 
in Kern county and one or two 
had been opened up at Fresno in 
the Coalinga district. Outside of 
these localities there were few, if 
any, developed wells of any mag- 
nitude in Northern California, and 
the oil industry was regarded as 
one of those comparatively small 
pursuits which are to be found in 
any large territory of abundant 
and varied resources. Today oil 
is one of the most important indus- 
tries in California. Within six 
months nearly three score wells 
have been drilled north of Te- 
hachapi Pass which will average 
an output of nearly 100 barrels 
per day. From Sunset district on 
the sou'h to Contra Costa on the 
north drilling rigs are at work 
rapidly pushing their way through 
the different strata which, in varied 
formation, overlie the oil sands 
which are found at varying depths 
in different portions of the state. 
From San Benito county on the 
west, lying at almost the summit of 
the coast range, to the foot of the 
Sierras on the east, where are the 
Krayenhagen, Kern River and 
other districts, important oil devel- 
opments will soon be made. The 
drills of the oil prospectors are 
steadily pounding their way 
towards the underlying oil sands. 
New companies are being formed 
on all sides. Some of them are 
perhaps founded on fake princi- 
ples, the sole idea being to cheat 
the public; but these are few and 
far between. Most of them are 
founded in good faith, and the in- 
corporators believe that the land 
which they hold in the name of 
the company contains indications 
of underl) ii;g oil. Within the last 
six months hundreds of new com- 
panies have been formed and 
thousands of people from all over 
the state have taken sufficient in- 
terest in the oil industry to invest 
various sums in stock propositions. 
That Californianshave been slow 



to realize the importance of the oil 
industry is proved by the fact that 
the leading machinery concerns of 
San Francisco have just begun to 
make arrangements to supply the 
various oil companies with the 
machinery necessary to develop 
their properties. Even now, not- 
withstanding the fact that more 
than a million dollars have been 
invested in oil well machinery in 
California recently, it is almost im- 
possible to obtain a drilling outfit 
inside of thirty days. The reason 
is that the machinery men of Cali- 
fornia have not until the present 
time realized the fact that the oil 
industry in this state is, or will be, 
second to no other industry in 
California. It will bring more 
money to the state in the next 
three years than will gold mining, 
or wheat raising, or viticulture, or 
horticulture. 

Not only this, it will make land 
worth $200 per acre that six 
months ago was valueless, or at the 
outside was held by the railroad at 
$2.50 an acre, with no takers. 

Eastern people are just begin- 
ning to become aware of the im- 
portance of California's oil indus- 
try. This week a representative 
of one of the most important oil 
well machinery houses of the East 
said: "I have spent the last two 
weeks examining the various oil 
fields of California. In that time I 
have not been able to make a thor- 
ough examination, but I have seen 
enough to warrant the belief that 
California will soon be the great- 
est oil producing state in the 
Union." His opinion is re-echoed 
by every Eastern oil man who has 
given this state even a most cursor)' 
examination. There are miles and 
miles of territory yet to be ex- 
ploited. 

The Kern River and McKittrick 
districts alone will be an oil field 
the magnitude of which has no 
equal in the east. The Coalinga 
field in Fresno county is but an in- 
dication of the developments which 
will be made in the district of 
which that is the center, extending 
southward in the Kettleman and 
Krayenhagen districts, westward 
across the coast range in Sari 
Benito and Monterey counties, and 
northward into ContraCosta county 
and beyond into the Livermore 
valley. 

Says Will S. Green of Colusa: 
"We have in my county one of the 
best oil districts in California. Oil 
indications cover an area including 
hundreds of miles. What is true 
of Colusa is true also of Glen 
county, and any one who is an ex- 
pert in geological science cannot 
make an examination of this por- 
tion of the state without conclud- 
ing that an honest development 
will surely yield abundant oil re- 
turns." 

This being so, the problem must 
be faced and faced at once, What 
must be done in order to meet the 
rapidly-growing demands of the 
oil producers of California? Within 
three months thev will need hun- 



dreds, of miles of pipe lines; they 
will need storage tanks of many 
thousand gallons capacity; they 
will need refineries;they will need 
e market where they can store the 
oil of different districts with their 
different degrees of gravity, and 
store it in sufficient quantities to 
meet the sudden and great de- 
mand, of new and old consumers; 
they will need an organization so 
powerful that the question of cap- 
tal cuts no figure. It must com- 
pose the most influential and trust- 
worthy business men of the state 
as well as of the east; it must in- 
clude producers and consumers; it 
must include not only the small 
producer of a few thousand barrels 
a month but the great companies 
operating from twenty to two hun- 
dred and fifty wells and controlling 
an output of thousands of barrels 
a day. It must be so strong that 
it can, in a measure, dictate its 
terms to the railroad company and 
obtain reasonable rates of trans- 
portation. Steps should be taken, 
and taken at once, for the forma- 
tion of such a company. Already 
a large number of pumping plants 
have been installed, and many 
more have been ordered. A large 
uumberof wells have been drilled 
successfully, and these have been 
capped awaiting pipe lines, stor- 
age tanks and transportation facil- 
ities. While these are waiting, 
other wells are being drilled. San 
Benito and Monterey counties are 
fields as yet undeveloped, but 
whicli will surely yield thousands 
of barrels daily. From the Ket- 
tleman Hills may any day be ex- 
pected a report that this district 
is one of the most productive ill 
the state. The people of Antioch 
are sure that they will soon be 
sending vast supplies of oil to tide 
water. From Santa Cruz and 
Santa Clara come equally favora- 
ble, reports, while from Kern county 
the element of uncertainty hasbeen 
entirely removed, and this district 
alone will soon be yielding oil in 
quantities that will astonish the 
most productive oil sections of the 
east. 

This being the case, the ques- 
tion, How to properly market the 
rapidly increasing supply of Cali- 
fornia oil? is one which capitalists 
and financiers must meet promptly. 

The Diamond Oil Co. 

This company is about ready to 
go ahead with their development 
work, their superintendent, Mr. 
Barlow, being now on the ground 
making the necessary prepara- 
tions. 

The work outlined is on a very 
extensive scale, it being the inten- 
tion to put several rigs to work as 
soon as possible, and twenty or 
more wells will probably go down 
on their property during the year. 
They own 640 acres of the W. O. 
Hilbish tract, on which the Peer- 
less and the Sunrise. and several 
other good companies have located. 
The Sunrise has already com- 
menced work, and. the Peerless 



advertised for drillers in the Bak- 
ersfield papers Monday; both com- 
panies are in the hands of ener- 
getic people and rapid develop- 
ments are sure to follow. 
. The Di uond Oil Company is a 
strong combination of San Fran- 
cisco capitalists, who propose to 
carry on the work extensively, and 
will undoubtedly be an important 
factor in the oil business in the 
near future. 



Kern County Gusher. 

A. L. McPherson, superintend- 
ent of the Kern River Oil. Com- 
pany, came in from McKittrick last 
week, says the Californian, and 
brought good news from the big 
gusher on 13. 

For several weeks, in fact ever 
since the flow was struck, every 
effort has been made to effect a 
landing for the casing, and this has 
been successfully accomplished. 
Recently the well was turned on 
to one-half of its capacity and the 
flow was something phenomenal. 
In five hours the well yielded 400 
barrels, which ratio makes it far 
and away the biggest producer in 
the state. 

This company now has a second 
well nearly completed within a few 
hundred feet of the first one and 
the California Standard is drilling 
just across the gulch within 200 
yards. 

The Kern River expects to sink 
a numberof wellsin thatimmediate 
vicinity. 

The locators of the Grayson oil 
placer mining claims, embracing 
some 2490 acres, have this week 
located about 2000 acres additional 
in the same quarter — in the Coast 
Range, back of Grayson — but far- 
ther west. It develops that the 
recent investigation by de Miranda, 
the expert, revealed that with per- 
haps the exception of 300 acres the 
original locations were on a wall, 
geologically speaking, and abso- 
lutely worthless from an oil-seek- 
er's standpoint. The acreage ac- 
cepted shows some indications. In 
the course of his explorations the 
expert found some promising indi- 
cations and favorable geological 
formation farther west, hence the 
new -locations. His report is ex- 
pected daily now. 



Mr. Irving M.Scott, of the Union 
Iron Works, has been visiting Los 
Angeles and looking over the oil 
output there and, with the assist- 
ance of Mr. James P. McCarthy, 
who is largely interested in sev 
eral producing properties, and has 
been negotiating for a contract to 
supply from 25,000 to 30,000 bar- 
rels of oil per month for fuel pur- 
poses in the Union Iron Works. 
It is likely that the Westlake, Wil- 
son, Wellington, Burlington and 
Delta companies, in all of which 
the McCarthy Company is inter- 
ested, will succeed in furnishing 
the contract. Mr. Scott is most 
enthusiastic over the future of the 
oil industry in California as a 
means of .solving the fuel problem. 



tFIC Oil. REPORTKR. 



OIL AT SAN JACINTO. 

Preparation* Bcia£ Mad< 
Immediate Development. 
A. ('.. M linn and P. I. Griffin of 
■<il about three 
Ibou ! their 

town, though I .1 bearing. 

ral hundred m - have 

Keen leased it located by others 
inspired by the example of V 
Muiin ami Griffin. The disi 
ies made at Moreno while boring 
for water, precipitated this rush 
fur supposed petroleum lands. Mr. 
Griffin, who is an experienced oil 
spector, ha> been confident for 
some time says the Oil Era, that 
an oil stratum is under the surface 
of the ground near San Jacinto. 
Alter the Moreno developments 
an expert. Mr. Hudson, was 
brought from I. os Angeles to ex- 
amine the ground. Alter a careful 
examination of the sand and 
a study of the geological formation 
he gave it as his opinion that there 
is undoubtedly oil there and in 
abundant quantities. He expert- 
ed the Coalinga districts and says 
that nowhere up north were the 
indications for oil as good as on 
these San Jacinto lands. He be- 
lieves also that the wells will be 
shallow. On the better lands the 
oil strata ought to be tapped at a 
depth not exceeding 500 feet, and 
probably at a depth of 350 or 
400 feet. 

A well will be put down at 
once or as soon as a well boring 
outfit can be gotten here. 

Messrs. Munn and Griffin and 
associates, who secured control of 
a large acreage immediately after 
satisfying themselves that it was 
good oil territory, formed three 
pools, one of twenty persons and 
two of eight men each. It did not 
take long for these to be taken up 
by local speculators. The price 
fixed was just enough to cover the 
requisites of survey, etc. An ef- 
fort will now be made to' get in 
capital from Los Angeles and 
other points for extensive develop- 
ment. 

One of the peculiar things about 
the petroleum discovery in San 
Jacinto's vicinty, is its tardiness. Or 
it titer" has not been tardiness in 
discovery, there certainly has been 
in the announcement of it. 

Coatings of oil are found on lit- 
tle puddles of water, and the oil 
sandstone stands out in easy view- 
on the very border of the heavily- 
traveled county road. It is said 
that at the Eden school house, 
.which is on the field, but now- 
closed, the teacher was much 
bothered by oil which mysterious- 
ly found its way into the school 
house well and which made the 
water very unpalatable. It seep- 
ed in and mixtd with the water 
so much as to make it almost unfit 
for use. On Monday mornings 
she used to skim the oil from the 
surface which had collected on 
Saturday and Sunday before she 
could get water that was fit to 
drink. 

But very similar indications 



ted with indif- 
ference on ground which is now 
among the most productive in Los 

not in the State. 
long the latest locations tiled 
with tlie County Recorder is a 
ring fifteen claims, by 
Thos. K,.ri.J I! Wbitlock, Maui 
ice Goodstein ami I.. A. Wright. 



The Bay City. 
C. P. Burks of the Bay City 
Oil Company has returned from 

Kern county, where he went on 
business connected with the Mas 

City Company, which controls a 
large section of oil land in Kern 

county. He reports that oil mat- 
ters arc very lively in Kern county, 
especially in the vicinity of the 
holdings of the Hay City Oil Com 
pany. 

A new compan) recently incor- 
porated, of which Mr. S. N.Griffith 
"I Fresno is the prime mover, anil 
which is known as the Pacific Con- 
solidated Oil Company, is expected 
to commence operations on a large 
scale very shortly, and a carload of 
machinery which has recently ar- 
rived lor this company is only an 
index of what they propose in the 
near future. They are on section 
2, 32-22, which is only two miles 
from where the Bay City Company 
expects to drill their first well. 
Within sixty days they will have 
their first drill at work on section 
15. 32-23- 

The Wilson Oil Company of 
I.os.Angeles, M. L. Gerstle of San 
Francisco, president, has declared 
a dividend of two cents, payable 
March 16th. This company" pro- 
duces from 250 to 300 barrels of 
oil daily. It is in the new district 
in the city of Los Angeles, has 
thirteen producing wells, with Nbs. 
14 and 1,5 now drilling. With the 
new running plant in thorough 
order, it' is expected when the 
strokes of the pump are increased 
from twelve to fifteen per minute, 
that the production will be propor- 
tionately greater. 

Are you a subscriber to this 
daper? If not, write us at once to 
pave Mie paper sent to your ad- 
dress. 



The Burlington < 1 
>.m I- ran, is,-,, has de< la red n 
dend of two cents, payable immed- 
iate!) This company o\\ ns fifteen 
producing wells adjoining an 
jacent to the l\v\ and Yukon plop 

- in g 1 territory in th< 

of Los Angeles, and the production 
runs very steadily at about 

barrels per month. 



LISTED ON STOCK EXCHANGE 

PRODUCERS OIL KXCIIAXi 



The Great Northern 
Oil Companyj^? 

Conl n Is 1 ■< 1 acres at the junc- 
tion of the Coalinga aid Union 
oil belts, Fresno and San Benito 
counties. 



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will he Sold nt 5oc per Share. 

Maix OFFICE, -- 783 Market Si 

HON, W. I. WESTERFIELD, President. 
\v B. DENNISON, Secretary and Treasurer. 



Drillers Wanted 

Persons desirous of contracting 
forthe sinking of oil wellson Im- 
perial Oil and Development Co. 's 
lands in Fresno and Kern coun- 
ties, can obtain full particulars 
by applying at the office, 

624 RmmaSpreekles Building, 

927 Market Street, S. F 

OIL LAND FOR SALE. 
160 ACRES..*^ 

T. H. CHANDLER, 

Room 3, Fourth Floor, Mills Bldg. 



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Consolidati .1 Oil&Di vel Co 
Century Oil Co . . 

Eagle Oil Co 
Santa Barbara Oil Co 
Stella Oil Co 

Monterey Oil Co 

Mm:. Sola 1 ill Co 
Grand Central Oil Co 
Black Hill Oil Co.., 
Anaconda Oil Co 

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1 in. 1 uesne Oil Co 

Sunuyside 1 HI Co 

Herroo Hill Oil Co 

New Hope Oil Co 

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Capital 100,000 shares, par value of 5.5. 

GEO. W, TURNER President. 

Property located in Kern County, near Mc- 
Kittrick, and in Santa Clara County, near Alma. 

A limited amount "i stock is now offered at 
ft. 00 per share, payable in installments of 20 per 
cent.imontnly. 

\V II mail Prospectus if desired. 

CHAS. F. BURKS, Secretary, 
321 Safe Deposit Building', San Francisco. 



THE =:= ESMERALDA 

Oil & Development Co. 

Located in the Panoche 
Oil District, San Benito 
■ county, Cal. 

One ot the most prolific oil regions 
of California. 

Producing wells in the neighbor- 
hood. 

New wells being drilled on every 
side. 

The officers of thecompany arc 

H. S. Field, of Hammersmith & 

Field, President. 

'J. C. Pascoe Vice-President 

,'R. R. Haskell.of Haskell & Muegge 

Treasurer, 
P. H. Reynolds Secretary. 

CAPITAL STOCK $100,000 

100,000 Shares. Par Value, $1 00 

OFFICE, 115 Kearny Si., San Francisco 

Rooms, 7, 8 and 9. 



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An investigation into the possibilities of this company will result in your appreciation of the proposi- 
tion which we present to you. This company owns by United States patent the northeast quarter of s.-ctiou 
31, in FAMOUS TOWNSHIP 2S-2S, of the Kern River Oil District— a field which is PAST THE EXPE R I 
MENTAL STAGE, thirty-five producing wells having been developed. Their are SIX WELLS ADJOIN- 
ING OUR HOLDINGS— NOT MILES AWAY— five of them being less than 200 yards distant, an 
only 250 f wav, which fact absolutely demonstrates the worth of our holdings iu OIL-PRODUCING 
LAM). 

Our machinery is being put in position, and the drilling of well No. 1 will be commenced without 

A limited number o? shares will be sold at $1.00 per share. 

Prospectus and maps sent for the asking. 

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Directors: 



W. S. Gage, President: J. 
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A. Bunting, Vice-President; J. C. Hampton. 
Win, Ellery. Secretary-Treasurer. 




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THE PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



ST. LOUIS WELL CO- 



Their Representative is Examin- 
ing California Oil Fields. 

The St. Louis Oil, Machinery 
and Tool Company has a valuable 
representative in California in the 
person of A. B. Canfield, who is 
himself an experienced contractor 
in drilling eastern oil wells. Mr. 
Canfield has already spent consid- 
erable time in looking over ■ the 
California fields, and is of the 
opinion that California will soon 
rank as the most productive state 
in the Union so far as oil is con- 
cerned. He says: "Eastern peo- 
ple have no idea of the possibili- 
ties of California in the way of oil 
production; even those who con- 
sider themselves pretty well in- 
formed have entirely underesti- 
mated the extent of the California 
oilfields and their productiveness. 
It will be but a short time before 
hundreds of new wells will be pro- 
ducing, and many of them will be 
found in entirely new territory. 
The matter of proper rigs is most 
important. I find that different 
localities demand different rigs and 
different methods of work, and un- 
less one has a rig adapted for the 
work in hand it will be almost im- 
possible to drill a well with any 
success. Competent drillers are 
also very much in demand." 

There seems to be a great scarcity 
of competent drillers in the Cali- 
fornia field, and this lack is greatly 
hinderingdeveloprnent work. Some 
men now handling rigs in differ- 
ent portions of the state are almost 
entirely ignorant of the proper 
way to handle them, and many of 
the sc-called failures in drilling 
wells have not been the result of 
incompetent rigs or of unusual 
difficulties in the way of quick- 
sand, etc., but purely through the 
ignorance of the men handling 
the rigs and their inexperience 
in dealing with the difficulties 
of drilling which have naturally 
arisen. Some rigs are today tied 
up and work is temporarily sus- 
pended, when the rigs, if properlj 
handled, could today been down in 
the oil sand. Mr. Canfield will 
soon have a complete stock of rigs, 
machinery, etc., at his headquar- 
ters which will soon be opened in 
Bakersfield. 



be the Bakersfield product. The 
Santa Fe will then be using oil for 
fuel on all engines throughout 
Southern California and from 
Barstow west. The Southern Pa- 
cific uses oil on the Los Angeles 
division of its main line and upon 
some of its local Southern Cali- 
fornia branches. The company is 
as yet producing no oil directly, of 
its own, although development is 
progressing in various places. The 
Santa Fe on the other hand pro- 
duces three-fifths of its own prod- 
uct. — Los Angeles Express. 



The Esperanza. 

Some one has been circulating 
the most stupendous lies about the 
Esperanza Company in the Ket- 
tleman Hills. Last week the rumor 
was prevalent of a 400 barrel strike. 
On Tuesday last the Han ford 
Journal published the following: 
The Esperanza Oil Company, 
which has been drilling in the 
Kettleman Hills, and has reached 
a depth of 1100 feet, has decided 
to abandon this well, and the tools 
will be pulled up and another well 
will be sunk further up the hill. 
The Iona Company, which is lo- 
cated near the Esperanza, have 
their rig, etc., about in place, and 
boring will now commence in a 
short time. 



Mineral Locators Win. 

The mineral locators in their con- 
test with the serippershave gained 
another victory in having a large 
body of land in the northwestern 
portion of the county withdrawn 
from entry. The tract includes the 
Devil's Den and Templor districts. 

The following telegram is re- 
printed from the Visalia Times: 

"Washington, D. C, Feb. 26. 

"Register and Receiver, Vasalia, 
Cal. — Suspend from disposition un- 
til further orders oil lands in town- 
ships 25 and 26 south, ranges 17 
and 18 east; township 27 south, 
ranges 18 and 19; township 28 
south, range 19; townships 29 and 
30 south, ranges 21 and 22. 

"Binger Hermann, 

"Commissoner." 



Oil Burning Engines- 

Every engine on the S. F. & S. 
J. V. railroad will before long be 
equipped with the requisite appli- 
ances permitting the feeding and 
burning of oil for fuel instead of 
coal. The Santa Fe management, 
which has had the proposed ex- 
periment in view for some time, 
began to make the change several 
weeks ago, and as rapidly as it can 
be done every engine is being dis- 
mantled and newly equipped. The 
change is expected to be com- 
pleted along the whole line of the 
road within sixty days, by which 
time it is confidently expected 
that the road will have been fin- 
ished to Point Richmond. The oil 
to be used on the Valley road will 



The Oriental. 

The preliminary work of prepai- 
ing for the derricks, machinery, 
etc., will commence next week. 
The property of this company is 
situated on section 26, 23-17 in the 
Krayenhagen district. Secretary 
Kay reports that the stock of the 
company is selling very rapidly, 
especially in the east, no attempt 
being made to dispose of the stock 
in California. Already enough 
stock has been sold for develop- 
ment purposes, machinery, etc., 
and within thirty days at the out- 
side the work of drilling will be 
fully under way. The develop- 
ments already made in the country 
surrounding the property of the 
Oriental Company are such as to 
warrant the belief that an abun- 
dant supply of oil will be reached 
at a depth not to exceed 900 feet. 
The ,ig to be used by the com- 
pany will be a Standard of the 
most improved pattern. 



A Big Lease. 

The Sunrise Oil and Mining 
Company has leased between 7000 
and 8000 acres of land lying east, 
south and west of the Sunset prop- 
erty, to laston, Eldridge & Co., 
who represent M. H. de Young, 
George Crocker and a syndicate of 
English capitalists. Four rigs are 
to be put at work within thirty 
days , and twenty-ffve derricks 
within ninety days are promised. 



These are busy, bustling times 
over at White City. This is a very 
small city of new snow white tents, 
which recently sprang up on the 
property of the Western Oil and 
Refining Company, near the Ket- 
tleman hills, generally known as 
the Spreckels property, Rudolph 
Spreckels being the principal stock- 
holder therein. There are no 
cheap houses— all good tents — even 
the director's house, which has 
four rooms, being made of canvass, 
with matched lumber floors. The 
rig builders are now at work on the 
derrick, and in the course of six- 
weeks drilling wil be going on. 

The PACIFIC Oil, .REPORTER 
is for sale at all news stands 



Kern Well on Fire. 

On Monday one of the wells op- 
erated by J. B.Treadwell took fire, 
the cause being the igniting of the 
gas from a lantern in the hands of 
an emploj'e, and in an instant the 
whole derrick was ablaze and the 
oil from the well was on fire. 

The derrick and machinery, ex- 
cept the boiler, are a total loss, 
equivalent to $4000. After the 
structure had been consumed the 
workmen succeeded in smothering 
the blaze from the well. 



The Newton Well. 

According to the Californian the 
Newton well on 1, 29-27 is to be 
abandoned and the casing is now 
being pulled for use in another 
hole which will be sunk about 100 
feet from No. 1. The reason given 
for this turn in affairs is that a de- 
lay in the delivery of casing com- 
pelled the inserting of some second 
hand pipe which, by breaking and 
crumbling, ruined the well. 



G. E. Shore of Lemore has re- 
cently returned from the Kettle- 
man oil district and reports all the 
wells making good progress over 
there, what few difficulties are en- 
countered being slight and readily 
overcome. The Esperanzi well is 
still going down. Seepages of oi 
were struck in two places and the 
company thinks the prospects en- 
couraging. 



To Lease. 

1200 acres of Oil Land in lots 
adjoining McKittrick Oil District 
on the south, in the richest Oil Belt 
in the State. For further informa- 
tion address, C. F. Burks, 321 Safe 
Deposit Building, San Francisco, 
California. 



NEW INCORPORATIONS. 

The following articles of incor- 
poration have been filed with the 
secretary of state: 

The Kern Consolidated Oil Company. 
Principal place of business, Los Angeles. 
Capital stock, $300,000, with $25 sub- 
scribed, and M VV Turner, H C Tur- 
ner, MattieC Corson, Shirley C Ward 
and Douglas Bennett of Los Angeles as 
directors. 

The East Piru Oil Company. Princi- 
pal place of business, Los Angeles. Cap- 
ital stock, $300,000, with $25 subscribed, 
and J L Brauni, A C Harper, Charles T 
Howland, R W Walton and M W Conk- 
ling of Los Angeles as directors. 

Pacoima Oil Company. Place of busi- 
ness Los Angeles. Directors: S R Mac- 
lay, San Fernando; D Murphy, G A 
Davidson, Jr., T J Walker, E W McGee, 
G A Hatfield and C B Bergin, Los An- 
geles. Capital stock, $150,000; sub- 
scribed $3900. 

Sau Ardo Petroleum Company. Place 
of business, San Francisco. Directors: 
G W Fletcher, J H Wallace, B A Wer- 
thington and T M Earl, San Francisco; 
J E Foulus, Berkeley, and C E Newell 
and G W Peer, Oakland. Capital stock 
$60,000. 

Globe Oil Company of California 
Directors Anthony Cook, W C Read, L 
D Hicks, and I Anderson, San Francisco, 
and J L Maude, Sacramento. Capital 
stock $250,000. 

Holland Oil Company. Place of bus- 
iness Hanford. Directors: L Nathan, 
Sau Francisco; J T Warren, Fresno, and 
C A Lauder, T Bader, L C Lens, W J 
Wilson and J Bruner, Hanford. Cap- 
ital stock, $320,000. Subscribed, $120,000 

Sequoia Oil and Development Com- 
pany. Place of business, Visalia. Di- 
rectors M J Byrnes and N W Kibler, Vi- 
salia, and R S Aston, C Bickerdike and 
W F Davis, Bakersfield. Capital stock 
$250,000. 

Consolidated Crude Oil Company. 
Place of business, Visalia. Directors: 
H F Bulwer, G Easton, T A Lewis, G D 
Easton and L Phipps, all of Los Angeles. 
Capital stock, $250,000; subscribed, $2500 

Lincoln Oil Company. Place of bus- 
iness, Lincoln, Placer conuty. Directors: 
L D Adams; M Mitchell, H S William- 
son, F C Davis, John Landis, Walter 
Jansen and J H Neville, all of Lincoln. 
Capital stock, $500,000; subscribed, $300, 
000. 

Azusa Oil Company. Place of business 
Los Angeles. Directors. J E Daly. 
Glendora; L R Headley, Covina; J C 
Johnson G J Read and T H Johnson 
Los Angeles. Capital stock $200,000; 
subscribed $80,888. 

Mount Vernon Oil Company. Place of 
business Oakland. Directors: AP Hol- 
land, J C Ewing, F' J Woodward, F C 
Watson, F K Mott, all of Oakland. Cap- 
ital stock, $500,000; subscribed, $500. 

Stanford Oil Company. Place of bus- 
iness. San Francisco. Directors: R E 
Murray, F J Hippach, J Choice and EJ 
Edwards, Sau Francisco, and F A Berlin 
Oakland. Capital stock $100,000, sub- 
scribed, $9. 



If You Want ™°s 

in any of the best localities in the 
State call on 

BEGGS&GUTTER, 

240 Montgomery St. 



100 choice Nome Claims for Sale 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 




VALUABLE OIL. 



A Rare Quulit.% <•» l.uhricntingOil 
Struck In the Coaltllga l>i~trict 

Iii Pennsylvania an 
ingly valuable qualil 

been discovered in limited 
quantities. It is valuable especially 
for lubricating purposes. Its value 
depends upon the amount of tai 
found in it, tar giving it an added 
value. It ranges in price to the 
producer from <;, to >; pel 
barrel. When found it has always 
been struck in what is now called 
Pittsburg pebble sand, which is a 
white sand full of large white | eb- 
bles. In Pennsylvania this sand 

thus far lias never been foUl d ill 
thicker strata than fifty feet. The 
oil is greenish in color, and can be 
used directly from the well f( r ma- 
c . iilcn pur | OSes. To within a lew 
diss ago no sand lias been found 
i.i Cali orhia similar to this 1'itts- 
burg pebble sand, and as a conse- 
quence none of this lubricating oil 
has yet been discovered. Within 
the last feu davs, however, a vast 
quantity of this sand seems to have 
been discovered in the Coalinga 
district. The matter has been kept 
profoundly secret, especially by 
the first discoverers of the Caribou 
well, which is being drilled on the 
SW^ of section 22. The Caribou 
people have had little to say, pre- 
feringto reap the benefits of this 
strike themselves rather than to 
share it with outsiders, who would 
probably be benefited by the raise 
in the value of the stock of the 
company. It is believed by those 
who are best informed that this 
pebble sand struck by the Caribou 
people is at least 100 feet in thick- 
ness. In the East the greatest thick- 
ness thus far discovered has been 
50 feet. The sand in the Caribou is 
said to be fully as prolific as any 
yet found in the East. The other 
strike was in the Oil City Petrol- 
eum Company on the NWj^ of sec- 
tion 28. This oil sand was struck 
at less than fifty feet, and at last 
accounts the drill was still in the 
sand, which was yielding oil in 
abundance. This oilis said to con- 
tain a large amount of tar, and its 
market price ought to be as high as 
that of the best quality of this oil 
in the East. 



progress thus far. The company 
selling stmk nor has an) 
been Sold since tile loth. There 
will soon be two more rigs at work 
on the Panoche pro pert 5 and two 

Iready being erected on the 

other Panoche property at Coalinga, 

ill ~eition 6, 21-15. This property 

De-half mile from Coalinga. 

The wells in the l'anoehc dis 

trie! aie being drilled by night and 

day shifts. The Big Panoche Com- 
pany was greatly hindered in its 
work ill the earlier stages of its 

history on account of unforseen 

trouble in obtaining proper drill- 
ing machinery. It is now making 
up for lost time. The money 
which has been received for stock 
is being judiciously expended in 

the purchase of hrst class ma- 
chinery, and there is no doubt but 
that in a short while it will have a 
number of producing wells. The 
territory in which this eoiupain is 
operating max 1 prove one of the 
richest districts in California. 



The Future of Oil. 

Is the oil industry of California 
to be of more than local importance? 
One year ago the people of the 
state began to believe that the time 
was near at hand when industry 
would furnish to California fuel to 
take the place of coal, the long 
haul of which to California makes 
it expensive. Today the people 
are beginning to ask, observes the 
Los Angeles Herald, whether the 
state is not eventually to be one of 
the sources of supply for the world. 
This question cannot be answered 
yet with any definiteness, but it is 
certain that no portion of the world 
ever started into the industry with 
better prospects than are presented 
here, while the area of country in 
which evidences of oil are present 
is so wide, California can well look 
forward to continuous develop- 
ments for a long series of years. It 
has been demonstrated that much 
of the lighter asphaltum oil makes 
a good illuminant, while there is in 
the state no small amount of para- 
fine oil of the best grade, and there 
is no telling how much of this may 
be developed in the next few years- 



county, in the Kreyenhagen dis- 
trict, and 040 acre-., well located. 
in Kern Co. Two wells will be 
Started at once, one in each tract. 
The officers of the company are: 
President. K. C. Kalben. vice- 
president, W. E. Hall, secretary, 
I). B. Walker, consulting engineer, 
11. C. I.augrehr; treasurer, Swiss 
American Hank. Office, room 624 

Emma Spreckels Building. 



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The Big Panoche. 

President B. Frank Hand re- 
turned on Monday from a two 
weeks' trip to the property of the 
Big Panoche Company. He vis- 
ited Coalinga, Oil City and the 
Panoche district. He reports the 
outlook to be exceedingly good. 
Everywhere throughout the in- 
terior great interest is being mani- 
fested in the oil industry, in fact, 
the interest taken outside of San 
Erancisco in matters pertaining to 
oil seems to be greater than that 
manifested in the city itself. Mr. 
Hand reports that two wells are 
now being drilled as fast at possi- 
ble on the property of the com- 
pany at Panoche. These wells 
have been drilling for nearly three 
weeks and are making very rapid 



The Bachelors. 

Mr. TyreeA. Bell has just re- 
turned from a most satisfactory 
visit to the property of this com- 
pany in Kern county in section 
20, 27-2S. The drillers are at 
work making rapid progress on 
the first well of this company. 
The well is now down nearly 300 
feet at last report. The drill thus 
far has been working in cement, 
shale and gypsum formation, and 
all the indications are favorable 
for oil. The stock of the company 
is meeting with ready sale. 



The Imperial. 

A strong company recently in- 
corporated is the Imperial Oil and 
Development Co. It is capitalized 
at $1,000,000, 1,000,000 shares at 
$1.00 each. The company controls 
5820 acres of land in Fresno 



Bupker Ranch to Resume lit Once 

At a meeting of the directors of 
the Marker Ranch Company, held 
on the .'7th inst., it was determined 
that, inasmuch as there could re- 
main no longer an\ doubt llial the 
contractor who was putting down 
the well on the ranch had aban- 
doned work, no lime should be 
lost in closing another contract 
with a responsible party to carry 
the well, which, when abandoned, 
was down some 400 feet, to a 
depth which would prove one 
way or the other whether the oil 
belt extended under this portion 
of the property. Maurice V. Sam- 
uels was authorized to go imme- 
diately to Bakersfield to examine 
in detail certain propositions made. 
The water sands, which caused all 
the trouble, have not exceeded in 
thickness thus far that encountered 
by the Peerless, on 31, just prior 
to entering the oil sands. Proper 
precautions being taken, it is be- 
lieved that the valuable flow of 
mineral water can be preserved, 
although the well be carried down 
further to the depth at which it 
is believed oil will be reached. 
The two showings of oil encoun- 
tered between 300 and 400 feet 
were deemed very encouraging 
signs and it was determined to 
exhaust the possibility of getting 
through the water sands and cas- 
ing off water before beginning to 
bore at the west end of the ranch. 
Mr. Samuels was authorized, how- 
ever, to close a contract for a well 
on section 6 of the company's 
property, should unreasonable de- 
lays seem inevitable in the matter 
of pushing down the Pioneer well. 
Meanwhile the Beaver well, just 
200 yards off of the west line of 
the ranch is being vigorously car- 
ried down. The recent strike of 
light grade oil on 12, which corners 
on section 6 and part of which sec- 
tion is embraced by the ranch, vin- 
dicates the opinion of the Barker 
people that large quantities of 
light oil will be found east of the 
original discovery point on 3. 29-28, 
and work will now be pursued with 
more enthusiam than ever. The 
matter of adjusting the company's 
claims against the delinquent con- 
tractor was left to their attorneys. 
It is believed that work will begin 
simultaneously on section 6 on an 
80 acre tract belonging to the Oil 
Oueen Company and on the line 
of 31 and 32 just across the river 
from Barker ranch for the Rio 
Bravo-White Range combination, 
and the long delayed development 
of the east end of Kern uver is 
now assured an immediate be- 
ginning. 



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Pacific Coast Oil News 

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN OIL IN VARIOUS PARTS 
OF THE STATE. 



FRESNO. 

E. E- Bush and C. C. Spinks, 
the oil promoters of Hanford, were 
in town Tuesday closing a deal 
with some of our capitalists for 
more of their oil lands in the Oil 
City district. They report that 
great progress is being made in 
boring wells and that the oil is 
rising in many of the wells. The 
indications now seem to begoodfor 
an extensive flow in the well that 
is now being bored on the lands 
of the Merced Oil Company. 

Another oil strike is reported in 
the Coalinga oil district. This time 
it is on the well of the Caribou Oil 
Company, whose land lies east of 
Oil City. The company had been 
waiting for casing, which recently 
arrived, and the new ftring was 
started down recently. Oil has 
risen in the well, of this there is no 
doubt, but in what quanties we are 
not able to say. The prospects 
seem excellent for some lively de- 
velopments as the drill goes on 
down in this well, as the oil struck 
is. probably the first sand. — Han- 
ford Journal. 

KERN. 

The Brown oil company will be 
ready to bore within a few days. 

The Monte Cristo Company 
struck oil last week at a depth of 
450 feet. 

W. S. Badger's new rig is about 
ready to start up. He is going for 
a deep well proposition. 

The Reed Oil Company has re- 
ceived four tank wagons to be used 
in hauling to the railroad. 

There is a good showing of oil in 
the new well of the Giant Co. in 
section 20, next to the Shamrock. 

A bit was lost in the well at a 
depth of 600 feet in the Old Do- 
minion, the second time last week. 

Prank Lorrany has deeded to the 
Sunrise Oil Company the S]4 of 
the SEX and the SEX of the SWX 

of 25, 11-23. 

A road has been surveyed from 
32 into Bakersfield, and an effort 
will be made to build it on the co- 
operativeplan. 

Everybody in the McKittrick 
district is feeling the need of a 
better supply of water. Nobody 
can run more than half the time. 

The M. H., Jr., oil company of 
Visalia has been organized with 
the following stockholders: R. P. 
Hammond, F. M. Grayham, T. L. 
Moran, Harry McCray, Harry B. 
Cheney. The land on which it 
will operate is situated township 
30, range 21 east, in McKittrick 
d istrict. 



John A Bunting has sold to 
John M. Wright all of the SEX of 
section 31, 'jS-28, for $16,000. 

The Petroleum Development 
Company is preparing to finish up 
wells Nos. 5 and 7. No. 6 is now 
producing. 

The Sanger Oil and Gas Com- 
pany has leased to E. A. Clampit 
and J. W. Nance the NEX of the 
SWX of section 14, 28-28. 

A rig is ready for the Junction 
Company on 9. Keith, Mack, Can- 
field, Anderson and Morton are the 
principal owners. 

Jesse R. Dorsey returned from 
Tehachapi last week. He is con- 
vinced after a thorough examina- 
tion of that country that there is oil 
there. The water in the springs 
back in the mountains all show 
that such is the case. 

The Northside Oil and Gas Com- 
pany, consisting of C. A. Rodgers, 
F. Andrews, W. E. De Groot, Fred 
Hall, R. E. Galloway and F. L. 
Alford, is being organized to bore 
on 14, 27-27. A rig has been con- 
tracted for and the derrick will be 
erected next week. 

The pipe for the River district 
water system will be laid by this 
week and the system will be in op- 
eration shortly after that, the 
pumps being into position. An 
immense tank is now upon 33 and 
others will be located on 3 and 28. 

A complete boring rig has been 
purchased by the Raven Pass Oil 
Company, which has been shipped 
and a great portion of it is now on 
the ground. The company owns 
640 acres of land in the western 
part of Kern county in a direct 
line between the Coalinga and 
McKittrick fields. 

Superintendent Youle of the 
Jewett-Blodget Oil company states 
that in well No. 17 the first strike 
heretofore referred at 700 feet was 
cased off, and the well is now in 
to the second oil sand, at 840 feet. 
As soon as the drill entered the 
sand, the oil rose in the well 300 
feet. The prediction made by the 
Californian that this well will prob- 
ably be one. of the best in the State 
bids fair to be realized. 

S. W. Wible intends boring the 
well at the water works deeper, in 
the hopes of striking oil. There 
is a hole jn the bottom of this well 
400 feet deep which producers no 
water, but is a good starter for the 
more valuable liquid and Mr. Wib- 
ble believes he will be able to 
reach the oil sand without going 
to a great depth, being led to 
think so by the fact .that the drill- 
ers encountered the formation. 
But that was years ago before the 
excitement existed. 



he, "are now producing 75,000 
barrels per month. The Kern 
River will yield many times that 
amount and the oil being heavy 
and slow, years will elapse before 
it is exhausted." 

The Comet will be ready to drill 
on 28, 28-28 next Monday. 

Chief Engineer Hood of the 
Southern Pacific is in Kern City 
investigating the oil fields of Kern 
river with the intention of running 
a railroad in to that locality. If 
the oil development continues it 
will change the railroad map of the 
whole valley wonderfully. 

The Cantua Oil and Develop- 
ment Company of Fresno has de- 
cided to operate in Kern county 
for a time, and has secured control 
of land in 14, 28-27. Drilling will 
commence within a month. The 
directors are Messrs. Alex. Gordon, 
G. W. Smith, Martin Madsen, W. 
M. Wyatt, Wyllie, Longley and 
Snow. 

J. B. Treadwell's well No. 5 i c a 
gusher. It had been sand pumped 
for three days apd at the end of 
that time the oil began to come to 
the surface and flow over. The 
well is irregular in action, flowing 
from four inches to seven feet 
above the pipe. A conservative 
estimate places tl)e production at 
200 barrels perday. The property 
is situated on 20, 30-21, adjoining 
the Eldorado and California Stand- 
ard. 

Drilling will be resumed on the 
Barker Ranch in the course of a 
short time, and the second well will 
be located at a short distance from 
the Pioneer, which contains so 
much water. A shaft down some 
300 feet just off the west line of the 
ranch has no water at all, and the 
second well will be located in its 
close vicinity in order to prove the 
character of the land without hav- 
ing to cope with the slow work of 
penetrating the water and sand. 

The Comet Company, Canfield, 
Chanslor et. al., has just finished 
what is rated as a 250-barrel well 
on 4, 29-28, the land which was 
filed upon by Scripper Alexander, 
and where the test hole was put 
down under the direction of the 
court that lost him his case. A 
sand pump does not phase it. There 
is so much gas on tap that it is be- 
lieved if the well were allowed to 
stand forty-eight hours, the oil 
would flow over the top of the 
casing. 

A company is being formed to 
bore on the McKelvey place on the 
NWX of section 20, 29-28, adjoin- 
ing the Kern City limits on the 
north. A Standard rig will be pur- 
chased and drilling will commence 
with as little delay as possible and 
a hole will be sunk to a depth that 
will determine positively whether 
or not the land is in oil territory. 
The promoters are J. L- Depauli, 
L. V. Olcese, D. Burkhalter, A. C. 
Maude and Alvin Fay, and the 
company will be called the Sum- 
mer Land and Oil Development 
Company. 



LOS ANGELES. 

The Oceanic Oil Company has 
the casing in its first well. 

The Wilson company is work- 
ing on wells Nos. 11 and 12. 

The Wellington company is 
pumping from well No. 13 and is 
at work on 14. 

The Rex Company has a new 
well under way at Ocean View 
and Qubec streets. 

On block 34 of the TJniversity 
addition, Carl Ott & Co., have put 
down their eleventh well. 

The United Petroleum Company 
is paying its tenth monthly divi- 
dend of 36 cents per share. 
'- The price paid for the Maltman 
tract by Messrs. Sherman & Clark 
is reported to have been $100,000. 

A well owned by Carhart & 
Longstreet, at Ocean View avenue 
and Alvarado street, is pumping 
satisfactorily. 

Two new wells are under way 
for the American Oil Co. They 
are on Bonnie Brae street north of 
the company's No. 14. 

The Rex Oil Company is now 
operating sixty-seven wells, the 
aggregate production of which is 
reported to be over 300 barrels per 
day. 

During the week San Francisco ■ 
parties purchased 2000 shares of 
stock of the Park Crude Oil Co., 
which is now boring in Second 
street park. 

A New York Banker who owns 
a sixty -acre tract adjoining the 
city, will soon commence devel- 
oping his property. Oil has been 
struck on the land near by. De- 
tails are not yet ready for publi- 
cation. 

The Consolidated Oil Company 
recently incorporated controls 
thirty-seven oil wells in the Los 
Angeles field, including the prop- 
erties of P. Darcy, Bookins & 
Kirkwood and Nettleton & Keller- 
man in the east field. 

The output of oil in the Los An- 
geles field has increased, in less 
than a year, from 2300 to 4200 bar- 
rels per day. This is a result of 
the extension of activity in the 
western field. 

The Wilson Oil Company has 
ten wells pumping and expects to 
have No. 11 commenced this week. 
No. 12 is down fifty feet. The 
output ofthis company, Secretary 
Allen stated is 350 barrels a day. 

Dr. Book has abandoned the 
well he has been at work on for 
nine months at the corner of 
Court and Douglas streets. He 
found the hole a good one to leave . 
after expending a good deal of 
money on it. He is about to drill 
on Western avenue near first street 

And now Antelope Valley is 
getting into the swim. People in 
the Big Rock creek district think 
they have oil lands lying around 
loose. To make sure of the matter 
a well is going to be put down 



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Five oil wells will be drilled on I 
land leased from Cliiel 
Elton, --is mil< Vewhall. 

The Fidelity Oil Coupon) 
porta) to have secured a goodflow 
-t well near Whittier. 



Wbittier Oil men are negotiat- 
ing to sub-lease some of the 
Covina Valley Oil Company for 
development purposi 

Oil prospectors in the vicinity 
irlsbad are looking np indica- 
tions. They have been sent l>y 
capitalists, who will doubtless 
dure quite extensively. 

The region between Hyde Park 
and Redondo, is attracting some 
attention among oil prospectors. 
If the theory of B continuous 
strata of oil southwest from Los 
Angeles to the ocean is correct, 
Hyde Park and the country be- 
yond ic to the sea are light i" 
line. 

Standing on the crest of the first 
range of mountains hounding the 
San Fernando Valley on the north, 
fifteen oil derricks may be seen. 
They are owned by the Pacific 
Coast Oil Company. This com- 
pany has bjught thousands of 
acres of land, in the last year or 
so, which will be exploited for pe- 
troleum. 

What is to be known as the 
Tonner Oil Company is being or- 
ganized in Pomona. This com- 
pany will exploit what are called 
the Tonner oil lands in Brea Can- 
yon. These lands embrace 600 
acres and belonged, at one time, 
to the late P. C. Tonner, one of 
Pomona's prominent citizens in 
his life. The People's Bank of 
Pomona held the property for 
many years, but recently sold it 
for what is stated to be a good 
cash figure to parties who intend 
to test its oil possibilities. 

The Southern Pacific Railroad 
is negotiating for the lease of sev- 
eral lots belonging to J. C. Kopoed 
in block north of the Nob Hill 
tract. This company has quite a 
number of Mr. Kopoed's wells un- 
der lease. The lots under nego- 
tiation are in what is considered 
the best oil area in the tract. 

A Company composed of S. D. 
Hovey.S. K. Lindley, A. F. Nance, 
C. H. Nance is commencing oper- 
ations at the corner of Hoover and 
Third streets. Adams Bros, have I 
the contract to bore, and a dozen 
wells will be put down if the indi- 
cations justify so extensive de- 
velopment. 

The Union Oil company is 
credited with ambitious designs. 
This company now has more 
oil lands than any other company 
in California. It appears to be get- 
ting ready to enter on a larger 
scale into the transportation and 
refining of oil, and in furtherance 
of that purpose is figuring on a 
pipe line from the local oil field to 
San Pedro, where its barges could 
load the product for the company's 
San Francisco refinery or for the 
general consumption in crude state 
in that city. 



J. II. Benson, a formei residen' 
township, is in luck 

The recent oil excitement at Hop 

land is because of thediscovery of 

tine oil prospects upon 1 1 i ■ — Mendo- 
cino ranch. A. Ziugrcc. an expert 
from San Francisco, has examined 

its qualities and pronounces il the 
best prospective well in the State. 
Mr. Zingree has made arrange- 
ments to develop the property, and 

expects to have the proper machin- 
ery on the place this week and 
they will soon know all about the 
matter. — Sonoma County Fanner. 



with some of th< unset planl 

recent developments at Fullerton. rick. 



'IK \N,,1 

A cave is reported in the new 
Olinda well at Fullerton. Another 
hole will have to go down. 

The Columbia Oil company's 
new well at Fullerton has a pro- 
duction now of about 45 barrels a 
day. 

The Orange County Oil com- 
pany has erected a derrick, and 
will commence drilling as soon as 
the machinery arrives. 

The city clerk of Santa Ana has 
been instructed by the board of 
trustees to advertise for bids on 
2000 barrels of fuel oil. 

The Newport Oil company has 
struck oil sand at a little over 100 
feet. The strike was made be- 
tween the Mesa land and the Bay. 
There is great confidence among 
the prospectors regarding the pos- 
sibilities of this vicinity. 

Forty acres northeast of the 
property being operated by the 
Santa Fe Company at Fullerton 
were bought six months ago for 
$40 per acre. About a week ago 
the owner sold it for $250, or $10,- 
000 for land which cost $800. 

Excitement about oil grows 
apace at Moreno. A large number 
of locations have been made as the 
result of an expert's declaration 
that the lay of the land, and the 
indications generally, are just 
right for oil. Sinking for oil will 
commence at once. 

Eighty acres of land in the Ful- 
lerton district will bring up con- 
test between the Brea Canyon 
Oil company and the Union. 
Chino parties recently jumped the 
claim, which was a homestead, on 
the ground that it was more valu- 
able as mineral land than for agri- 
cultural purposes. 

The people of Fullerton are im- 
bued with the hope that with the 
extensive developments about to be 
made by the Union Oil company in 
this territory; the concern will re- 
consider and after all build large 
machine shops needed to supply 
the requirements of its own and 
adjacent oil territories. 

It is reported that a tract of 
land in the Soquel canyon terri- 
tory, near Fullerton, has been sold 
at nearly $100 an acre. Two 
months ago this territory could 
have been bought for less than $5 
an acre. This property is in line 



RIVKKSIl 

Riverside lias organized a 
pan) lo prospect for oil to the 
north and northeast of Moreno. 

SANTA BARBARA. 

The following Summerland 

news is condensed from the Ad 
vancc Courier: 

Roy Prescott is preparing to sand 

pump two wells in block 36. 

At the Webber, Churchill 8 
wharl work is stopped, awaiting 
a string of 1 ' j -inch casing. 

W. H. Rose tliis week set up the 
new gasoline pumping engine for 
the Alliance t >il Company, and tin 
wells will be hooked 011 the new 
jack this week. 

At the plant of the Southern Pa- 
cific Oil Company No. 11 was fin- 
ished and perforated. It is pump- 
ing twenty barrels to start off with. 
The drilling derrick has been 
moved and work will be started on 
another one immediately. 

At the Duquesne Oil Company's 
plant this week a new fifteen-horse- 
power gasoline engine is being put 
in at the upper end of the plant, 
and the old steam pumping plant, 
with its cumbrous and complicated 
system of jack and swing posts, 
will be abandoned. 

The gale of Thursday last did 
great damage at Summerland. 
Thirty-two drilling and pumping 
derricks were blown over, tele- 
phone and telegraph wire blown 
down and considerable other dam- 
age done. The losses among the 
oil wells were quite heavy, as be- 
sides the blowing down of derricks, 
the sucker rods, pumping tubes and 
other apparatus connected with 
many of the wells was badly twisted 
and broken. Following is a list of 
losses: 

J. W. Churchill plant— Two drill- 
ing derricks and one pumping der- 
rick blown over. 
. Seaside plant — One derrick and 
several hundred feet of casing 
blown into Grand canyon. 

Muller plant — One drilling der- 
rick. 



Wilson plaut, block 4.', three 
pumping derricks. 

Royal pi one 

derrick. 

Alameda plant — 1 Samuel Wake- 
ham) four derricks. 

Sea Cliff plant -due derrick- 
blown from platform, casing badly 
bent ami twisl 

Miller & William's plant -Three 
derricks, making a total of thirty. 
two derricks blown down in the 

field. 

des these the Stevens \ 
Duncan drilling derrick at In 
point, and the A. II. Nelson drill- 
ing derrick, at Miramar, were de- 
molished. 

The work of repairing was begun 
at once, and all the wells are now 
pumping again. The majority of 
the derricks wrecked were from 
three to live years old, and their 
downfall wasniostly due to the fact 
that the anchor posts had rotted. 

The Duquesne Company, operat- 
ing at Summerland, Santa Barbara 
county, has probably the most 
unique oil proposition in Southern 
California or anywdiere else. The 
first wells of the company were 
drilled right on the water line, some 
of them below high tide. The oil 
stratum was found to dip toward the 
sea, and wells were then drilled 
from the wharf 400 feet from high 
tide. At this point, where the 
water was twenty feet deep, the oil 
was struck at a depth of 550 feet, 
or seventy-five feet deeper than on 
the shore line. The supply of oil 
was found to be greater and of a 
higher gravity, and the company 
will sink other wells further out on 
the wharf. 

Wells are being sunk north and 
south in the hope of striking oil, 
and the probabilities are that Lom-r 
poc will lie numbered among the 
prospecting centers before many 
more moons roll around on the rest- 
less (wheels of time — at least we 
hope so. — T.ompoc Journal. 



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SCR1PPERS' METHODS 



Perjury Proved by Their Subse- 
quent Acts. 

A contract between C. W. Clarke 
with B. F. Brooks, secured by Pres- 
ident MacLymont and Vice-Presi- 
dent Hoxie of the Petroleum Min- 
ers' Association is an exposure of 
the methods of the honest scripper, 
says the hresno Democrat. 

It appears that earl}' in Decem- 
ber last C. W. Clarke, one of the 
satellites of Benson, Hyde & Co., 
made application in the United 
States Land Office at Visalia to ap- 
ply forest reserve scrip upon the 
north half of 22 and the north half 
of 24, 28-28. In order to perfect 
his application it was necessaiy to 
make affidavit that said lands are 
more valuable for agricultural pur- 
poses than any other; that there 
were no indications of oil or other 
minerals thereon; that the same 
had never been located as mineral 
lands, etc., and that he was person- 
ally familiar with said lands and 
knew these matters to be true of 
his own knowledge, and swore to it. 

On the 24th ult. he entered into 
an agreement with and leased to 
B.F. Brooks these lands, with the 
understanding that the lessee shall 
"within ninety days from the date 
hereof, enter upon each of the said 
two tracts above named under this 
lease and begin the work ofboring 
for oil thereon, and that he will 
commence a new well upon each of 
said tracts at least every six months 
thereafter until 16 wells are bored 
to the oil stratum upon each of said 
tracts, provided that said lesse may 
bore so many additional wells as 
he may desire. 



Petroleum In Persia. 



The author (H. Winklehner, 
"Oesterreichische Zeitschrift fur 
Berg und Huttenwesen,") who 
spent over two years in the coun- 
try, prospecting for petroleum, 
rocksalt, coal and other minerals, 
reports that in addition to the long 
known hot spring near Schuschter, 
which yields about 30 gallons of 
very pure oil per diem, petroleum 
is also found in other springs, etc. 

For example, at Daliki, about 50 
miles from Bushire, the natives 
collect about 20 gallons of oil per 
diem in a shallow reservoir con- 
structed near ». hot sulphur spring 
at the foot of a limestone hill. The 
oil is of a yellow color and clear, 
with an agreeable aromatic odor. 
The sp. gr. is 0.81 and it burns with 
a clear smokeless flame in lamps. 
The strata, composed of yellow 
marl, limestone and gypsum, are 
greatly disturbed, the marl consti- 
tuting the upper layers on the 
flanks of the mountain chain but 
giving way to dense yellow lime 
stone, alternating with beds of gyp- 
sum in the hills themselves. An 
attempt was made to sink two bore- 
holes near the sulphur spring, not- 
withstanding the excessive heat of 
the climate and the great difficulty 
and expense of transporting the 



derricks, casing, fuel and other 
necessaries from Bushire. The 
Galician workmen at first engaged 
abandoned the task at the end of 
the first year, and had to be re- 
placed by others from Baku, the 
casing was practically ruined by 
falls during transit, and the derrick 
timbers were simply abandoned 
by the native carriers, and had to 
be replaced by nailing together a 
number of boards to secure the 
requisite thickness and strength 
for the purpose. The section of 
the bore-hole, which was driven 
to a depth of 621 feet, at at a cost 
of about $50 per yard, gave the 
following order of stratification : 

For the first 9 feet, ballast and 
sand; 9-47 feet, blue marl; 47-50 
feet, limestone with lumps of horn- 
stone and traces of oil; 50-57 feet, 
very hard lime with lumps of horn- 
stone; 57-95 feet, limestone with 
veins of quartz; 95-185 feet, lime- 
stone with layers of gypsum; 185- 
187 feet, sandstone with very thick, 
viscid oil; 187-284 feet, lime alter- 
nating with gypsum and oil in 
large drops; 284-407 feet, lime- 
stone alternating with gypsum; 
467-470 feet, deposit of bitumen, 
with very thick, viscid oil; 470-559 
feet, limestone, alternating with 
gypsum; 559-561 feet, layer of bitu- 
men like the one above; 561-621 
feet, limestone. 

The oil at 187 feet only appeared 
as large drops in the water, and was 
accompanied by a large outburst of 
gas, while the deeper oil was too 
thick to raise by pumping, and 
formed a tarry mass smelling of 
naptha. Though these results 
proved unfavorable, it is not im- 
possible that utilisable petroleum 
may be found at some future time 
although the great expense of bor- 
ing may deter capitalists from risk- 
ing funds in the undertaking. 

Another deposit of oil was dis- 
covered in the Minah (Bender Ab- 
bas) district, near the village of 
Chanawallah. The hills here con- 
sist of limestone without the gyp- 
sum and marl found at Daliki. 
Traces of oil were reported by the 
natives as having been found in a 
number of sulphur springs issuing 
from a bed of salisferous marl, but 
the author was unable to detect 
any. Nearly four miles away, 
however, he discovered a copious 
spring of clear water, smelling of 
sulphuretted hydrogen and exhib- 
iting numerous drops of oil resem- 
bling that of Daliki in color, aroma, 
etc. This spring issues from a 
fault in the limestone, whi;h is 
dense in structure, grey and trav- 
ersed by numerous veins of calcite. 
The oil is said to appear during 
the summer months only, and to 
have been particularly abundant 
after an earthquake which oc- 
curred some few years ago. No 
attempt was made to bore, owing 
to the difficulties of transit from 
the coast, some 87 miles distant. 

Petroleum was also found on the 
island of Kischim, in the Persian 
Gulf, in a small valley two and a 
half miles from the coast, and nine 



miles from the Namakdin salt beds. 
The oil appears in warm saline 
sulphur springs, issuing from fis- 
sures existing in a reef of muschel- 
kalk, 45-55 yards in width, which 
runs through the valley; the sur- 
rounding hill are of lime and gyp- 
sum. The oil is dark in color and 
burns with a very smoky flame; a 
trial boring, however, led to no re- 
sult, and further search was re- 
garded as hopeless. Nevertheless, 
in view of the numerous known — 
and the probably larger number of 
still unknown,outcrops ot oil along 
the Persian Gulf, from Schuschter 
to Minab, a district of fairly uni- 
form geological character, it is not 
improbable that oil in paying quan- 
tities might be struck in one or. 
more situations. The peculiarity 
that the oil invariably accompanies 
sulphur springs may be due to the 
water, which evidently rises from 
great depths, coming in contact 
with deposits of very thick petrol- 
eum, like that at Daliki, and carry- 
ing with it some of the more 
liquid portions of the oil. — Petrol- 
eum Industrial and Technical Re- 
view, London, Eng. 



Pacific Coast Oil News. 
(Continued from page 9.) 



SANTA CLARA. 

M. M. Ogden, field expert for 
the San Francisco Oil Exchange, 
claims to have discovered a new 
oil field near the Bloomfiield ranch 
belonging to Miller & Lux, near 
Gilroy, and predicts quite a future 
for that part of the country. Mr. 
Ogden expresses the opinion that 
the oil men would do well to 
adopt the regulations in force in 
the old Pennsylvania fields in re- 
gard to abandoned wells, so there 
may be no danger from the water 
which collects in them to the det- 
riment of the surrounding property. 

SAN BENITO. 

The latest reports from the 
oil prospect hole on the Alveraz 
ranch at Bitterwater, are very en- 
couraging. The oil supply seems 
to increase the deeper the hole is 
sunk. 

A company of oil men have 
leased a large tract of land in San 
Juan valley, and it is expected that 
boring will commence in a few 
days. 

SAN LUIS OBISPO. 

The woods are full of them. 
Only a few days more when three 
drilling machines will be in op- 
eration within three miles of the 
Huasana P. O. The Alcatraz Co's. 
machine on the Porter ranch is 
nearing completion and will com- 
mence boring this week. In the 
Phoenix Canyon work has been 
temporarily suspended on account 
of a break in the machinery. On 
the Tar Springs another huge ap- 
paratus for drilling is being con- 
structed. — Breeze. 

The derrick of the Petroleum 
Development Company, in Tar 
Spring canyon, is already erected, 
and some of the machinery for the 
plant has arrived. The starting up 
of these works will ■ be watched 
with interest, as great expectations 
are centered there. . I 



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WELL § 
DRILLING 

Sand Lines, etc., Jfc, 

Block Clips, 
Jfc Clamps, Sheaves, etc. 

John A. Roebling's Sons Co 

25S-27 FREMONT ST., 

San Francisco, Cal. 



Works, Trenton, New Jersey. 



Thos. B. iiishop, Pres. A. N. Lewis, Trea!= 



San Francisco & McKittrick 
OIL COMPANY. 

Controls 900 acres about three 
miles northwest of McKittrick 
(Kern county) and % mile from 
the largest well in the district. 



A limited amount of stock is now 
offered at $2.50 per share. 



Will mail prospectus if desired. 



H. V. MAXFIELD, Sec'ty. 

Room 3, Fourth Floor Mills Building 

SAN FRANCISCO. 
Telephone Red 3616. 



When you want to swear go to 

LEE D. CR4IG 

Notary Public and 
Commissioner of Deeds 
316 Montgomery St, 
bet. California 
and Pine San Francisco 



HOWARD H. SHINN 



Member Producers' Oil Ex- 
change and San Francisco 
Stock Exchange Board. 



318 PINE ST., ROOMS 7 &8 



Oil Stocks and Securities 

Country correspondence solicited 



oil. 



KERN RIVER OIL CO. 



Capital Stock, : : SIOO.OOO 

First National Bank • Depository 




Telephone M ■ 



DIRI.CTOKS 



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Propertj located in FRESNO, 
KINGS and KERN conntii 

ction i; v 3021, 
McKittrick ilistrict. 

of section 4, 29-28. 
W.'. ofXW. •■ of section34,s 
NE. \i ■•: section .- 
All of section 2 



A Splendid Quality of Oil is beinft ob- 
tained from the FLOWING WELL on 
Section 13. 



I. C. Zejlerbach A zdlerbach 

A. ZELLERBACH & SONS 

THE PAPER HOUSE. 

416. 41S. 420. 422, 424, 426 
Sansome St., - San Francisco. 



Paper and Paper Bags, Twine 
and Supplies of every description 
incidental to the trade. 



We carry the Largest Stock. Our prices are 
Squitabie. 

Tel. Main. 1133. 



Fine Printing 



If you need a 



Prospectus 
C rcular 



Folder, Etc. 



CALL AT THK 



Pacific 
Oil Reporter 



318 Pine Street 



American Tool Works 

j. 1 »sr \» mm, I'rao. 
Wall Bortnfl nn<l OrtUtnu Tool* 

General Blacksmithing and Steel Forging 

« «n,l Diet. 



109 Mission St. 

Bet. Speer .1 H - 
Mm 1'rancleco / 



BARKER RANCH Mt. Diablo Oil Company 

14 SANSOME ST. 



Oil Company 

Controls the whole of the famous 
Barker Raocb in sections j-,s-'>-29-2g. 
consisting <»f over eleven hundred acres 
[patented) bordering on 

KERN RIVER, 

Near Bakersfield. 



niRKCTORS 



President 
Vice-President 

Secretary 

T- G. CROTHERS, 



U SAMUELS 

J. DALZELL BROWN 

FRANK KOEN1G 

MAITRICE V.SAMUELS 



The Directors believe that Oil will be fouud 
in quantity and at no great depth. Treasury 
stock is being sold to insure adequate capital for 
extensive development of this very large holding. 
Listed on CA L1FORNIA OIL EXCHANGE. 

Prospectus on request at office of Secretary, 



KOEINIG'S 123 Kearny St. 

SAN FRANCISCO. 



Incorporated Oct. 3, 1899. 

NEW HOPE OIL CO. 

Capital $100,000 
100,000 Shares : : at $1.00 



This Company owns 1280 acres of patented laud, 
sections 11 and 29, township 27 S, range 27 east, 
M. D. M., Kern Co. California. 



C. R. Splivalo, Italian Paste Co., 307 Battery 
St,. San Francisco. 

C. S. Laumeister, Flour Mills, 1S4 Mission St., 
San Francisco. 

H, Dutard, Wholesale Grain and Commission 
Merchant, 125 Davis St., San Francisco, 

C. B. Stone, Manager San Francisco Breweries 
Ltd,, 240 Second St., San Francisco. 

Thos. B. Bishop, Attorney, Bishop and Wheeler, 
532 Market street, San Francisco. 

J. W. McDonald, President and and General 
Manager City Street Imp.ovemeut Co., Mills 
Bldg, San Francisco. 

W. E, Dennison, President Stetger Terra Cotta 
& Potterv Works, 1556 Market St., San Francisco. 



OFFICERS: 

C. R, Splivalo President 

W. E, Dennison Secretary 



General Office, Room 45, 
FifthFloor, Mills Building S. F. 



GIBB S OI L CO. 

Capitalized at $600,000, in 12,000 
Shares, par value, $50.00 



5000 shares will lit soid ;,t $5 per share payable 

in monthly installments of$l per share. 

Company owns 2,560 acres in the southern part o 

Fresno County. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Dr. Asa Clark - - President 

M. P. Stein - Vice-President 

H. \V. Taylor - - Secretary 

\V. H. Lorenz H. T. Compton 



Stockton Savings Bank, Treasurer 
M. B. ESTBS. M. D., 

209 Turk Street, - City Agent 



Sun Francisco 
OFFERS FOR INVESTMENT 

A Legitimate 

Oil Investment 



iu Land and Oil wells, two hours from 
San Francisco; two miles frnra San 
Pablo, Contra Costa County, where 
purchasers may see the laud and oil 
wells before purchasing. 

For full particulars, circulars, etc., 
apply to 



J.W.LAYMANCB 

SECRETARY 

14 SANSOME St. 



ANACONDA OIL CO. 



Located in the Center of Oil 

Belt on sections 24 and 26, Tp. 21 
range 15, Fresno Co., about nine 
miles south of Oil City, and six 
miles north of the Kreyenhagen 
Wells. 



Capital 100,000 Shares, par Value of $5 



DIRECTORS: 

J. S. Inglis President 

J. D. Beggs Vice-President 

S. Goldsmith Secretary 

C H. Morrell Treasurer 

F. J. Horswell. I,. V. Merle, L. Slessiuger 
Dr. J. Graham. 



Office, No. 7 Battery street. 
San Francisco. 



Pr ty Woi'k. 

- line Press Copies 





USE 

Smith=Premier Typewriter 



The Telegrapb department of 
the Southern Pacific Company 
dispensed w itb :ill othei makes and 
now use the Smith-Premier 
Exclusively . 

ALS MnppTHiM ^ 

200 BANKS NOW USE 

SMITHPREMIER Jfcg^ 

We rent new Typewriters 
Art Catalogue. 
L. & M. ALEXANDER & COMPANY 

no Montgomery St., S. F. 



branches: 
Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles 



THE SANTA MARIA 

OIL COMPANY 

Invites people of moderate means 

To Join the Company as Promoters 



Producing Oil Properties. 



THE Mc CARTHV CO. 

James P. McCarthy President 

E. Avery McCarthy Secretary 

j66 MARKET ST.. SAN FRANCISCO. 



Come among us on the 
Ground Floor. 



OUR LAND IS NOT TOO FAR TO VISIT 



We talk to our manager by telephone 
from San Francisco. 

If you join us you will be right in 
among the operations of the Standard 
Oil Company. 

As promoters your stock costs you only 
a nominal price. Instead of being obliged 
to buy at par you can afford to sell at 
par. 



Rooms 11, 12, 13 and 14 

508 California Street, 

SAN FRANCISCO. 



WISEMAN'S LAND BUREAU 

237 W 1st. street 

Los Angeles, California. (Established 1885) 



Headquarters for School and Governmeu 
Lauds in California. School Land only J1.25 at 
acre, on easy terms. Lands abound in all coun- 
ties; require no condition as to residence or occu- 
pation. Cheapest, safest ami surest investment! 
in AiiH-rica to man or woman Send stamp tor 
our land book. 



PIPE FOR SALE. 



2000 feet, 5 -inch. Dipped, Standard 
Iron Pipe, Screw Joint. As good as new 
For Sale Cheap. 

SANTA BARBARA ICE CO. 



FORTUNES IN OIL ! 



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Continental Oil And Development Company 



INCORPORATED. 



ONLY 6000 SHARES (J 

Of which iooo were put on the » 
markers-over half sold the first 10 « 
days.Thisis a genuine opportunity J| 
for an oil investment. The company » 
owns by United States. Patent five || 
do-acre tracts in the • 

Oil Basin, Kings county I 

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the richest Oil Bearin 
in the belt 




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» The Company also owns 

| 960 ACRES 

\\ Adjoining OIL CITY, the famous 
oil district of California. We have 
made arrangements for the latest 

\\ improved machinery and will 
shortly be boring for oil, at which 
time stock cannot be had at the 
price now offered. 



I 



WM. CORBIN, President. 



A, e. rudEle, secretary. 222 Sansome Street , No Assessments. 

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Oriental Oil Co. 

OF SAN FRANCISCO. 
Incorporated under the laws of California. 






tg Capital Stock $100,000. Divided into 100,000 Shares, Par Value SI each 



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FOR SALE 

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We have acquired title to the southeast quarter of section 26 

township 23 S, of range 17 E., M. D. B. & M., in Kings 

county, California, Kreyenhagen Oil District, on the oil belt 

The Kreyenhagen company eight miles northwest of us 

was the first to strike oil in the district. 



OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS— L. B. McMurtry, President; H. H. 
Barlow, Vice-President; E. W. Kay, Secretary and Manager; Crocker- 
Woolworth Bank depository; J. R. Hitchcock, 1. T. Bell. 

OMice, PARROTT BUILDING, FI R F S M F 5 b 6 0R 



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P RKE & LACY CO. 



21 & 23 FREMONT ST 
SAN FRANCISCO. 



Engines, Boilers and Pumps for 



<*e OIL '-* WELLS 



Well Boring and Drilling Tools Prompt Delivery Guaranteed 



Opportunities for Investment 



The Diamond Oil Company owns 640 acres 
of the best oil land in the celebrated McKittrick 
District, in Kern county. California, with per- 
fect title. 

There are wells flowing and producing within 
three miles and all around it. 

At present there are twent3 r -four flowing and 
producing oil wells in this district, producing 
from one hundred to two thousand barrels each 
per day. 

The Diamond Oil Company's land is in town- 
ship 29 south, range 21 east, M. D. M., in Kern 
county, in the McKittrick District, six miles 
from the railroad and within five miles of the 
great flowing McKinsey well, and by the re- 
ports of two of the best oil expert geological 
survevors of the Pacific Coast pronounced to 
be the best of oil land. 

Only a limited amount of stock will be sold 
at one dollar per share, as the value of the 
stock will double as soon as active work begins, 
as we are in the heart of the richest and most 
productive oil belt in California. 




OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. 

Hon. E. D. Berki - - - President 
G-EN. W. H. Seamans - Vice-President 

W. W. Allen Sr., 

Secretary and General Manager 
Columbian Bank - - Depository 



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DIRECTORS 

W.H. SEAMANS 

Adjutant-General State of California 

I. J. TRUMAN 

President Columbian Bank 

PHILLIP LAWRENCE. 
Assistant Secretary of State, South Dakota 
JOHNJENKIN 
Barrow, Wade, Guthrie & Co., Accountants, 
London, Manchester, New York, San Francisco. 
WM. PARDY, 
Pacific States Building, Loan & Savings Society 
San Francisco. 
E. D. BERRI 
Carpet Dealer, San Francisco 
W. C. ALBERGER 
Mining Engineer, San Francisco 
GEO. L. HARRIS 
United States Navy, retired 
W. W. ALLEN, SR. 
Attorney -at -law, San Francisco 



One of the Best Oil Districts in California 



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KERN COUNTY. 

R.21E. R.92E. 



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Incorporated under the 

laws of South 

Dakota. 



Capital Stock, $500,000 

FULLY PAID IP 

And Non-Assessable 

Divided into 500,000 

shares at the par 

value of $1 each. 

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AT SUMMERLAND. 



Development Work Soon 1<> lie 
Returned. 

Two more drilling rigs will lie 
put in work next week, develop- 
ing the beach property. This will 
make th: I work in the 

field and marks the revival of de- 
velopment work here, which Im- 
been very stack the las! three 
mouths, on account of the exodus 



instead of the wealth going into 

the | tWO or three large 

rations. Let us hope this 

Hairs will continue. 

Will Burn Oil. 

The Santa l'e Company is 
changing twenty engines in order 

to use oil for fuel. Oil tanks will 

be distributed along the line and 
when the road is opened for traffic 
to S.m Francisco nothing else will 



Oil Boom in Santa Barbara 

The northern portion of Santa 
Barbara county is having its turn 

at the oil boom. Large tracts have 

been leased bj prospecting par 

ties in the Cuyama valley and ad- 
joining Carisa plains. Op 
tions have commenced in the lat- 
ter place, and favorable reports 
are received. A portion of tin \i 
rellanes rancho, along tin- line of 

the Southern Pacific, about fifteen 



IN SUMMERLAND. 




The accompanying view, showing well No. 12 Keith of the Duquesne Oil 
Company, Summerland, in which oil was struck about December 15th, 1899, 
at a depth of 356 feet, and for the first two weeks produced from 55 to 60 
barrels of oil per clay, has now settled down to a steady production of better 
than 40 barrels per day. This well has more than paid for itself the 
first month. 



DrillH Arc Actually nt Work 

Again By tin.- Seashore. 
From the Advance-Courier the 

following late news is gathered: 

The Southern Pacific Oil Com- 
pany are working this week on 
No. 12. 

Work on the l.oon Point oil 
wharf is suspended for the prcsc nt 
but, it is reported, will lie resumed 
shortly. 

The Duquesne Oil Company's 
wells are all hooked on and being 
pumped by the new Gasoline en- 
gine recently set up. 

Frank Churchill is moving his 
drilling rig from the Webber & 
Nott Wharf and will put down a 
number of wells for the Sea Cliff 
Oil Company. 

A small steam engine has been 
put in by the Seaside company to 
pump the wells on the Seaside 
lease, as the new electric plant is 
not expected inside of three 
weeks. 

Development work has been re- 
commenced at the Occidental 
works in Oil canyon. The ma- 
chinery is being moved down off 
the mountain and a hole will be 
drilled on the side of the canyon 
near Melvin Snow's residence, on 
the advice of experts who affirm 
their belief that the oil exists in 



of drillers and drilling rigs to the 
Kern and McKittrick fields, says 
the Summerland Advance-Courier. 
As one rig after another was load- 
ed on the cars, and hauled beyond 
the longing eyes of local Sum- 
merlanders, things looked pretty 
blue for awhile, and it was beyond 
the power of the more hopeful in- 
habitants to cheer up the croakers 
who predicted that "Summerland 
had seen its best days." Never- 
theless the emigrants did not take 
the oil wells with them. They 
also in their haste, left behind the 
oil territory, the major and best 
portion of which has not yet been 
touched 

This field offers no more induce- 
ments to the stock gambler than 
does a field of potatoes. There are 
no probabilities of 1000-barrel 
gushers here. No chance to buy 
100 shares of wildcat stock at 10 
cents per and wake up the next 
morning and find them worth $20 a 
share. The wells here are a legiti- 
mate investment, and the gambling 
element is entirely lacking. In one 
respect this fact has retarded the 
growth of the industry, but in the 
long run it has been the gainer. 
The field was developed slowly by 
a great number of men and compa- 
nies with small capital. Each went 
slowly and paid as he went along, 
and today the same men are own- 
ing and operating the wells and 
dividing the profits among many 




The photograph of which this is a reproduction was taken a few weeks 
ago, and gives a good idea of the way oil wells are drilled along the beach 
and out into the ocean at Summerland, Santa Barbara county, Cal. These 
wells average in depth from 100 to 350 feet, and give an average yield of 
about 25 barrels a day. 



be used on the system in this State. 
The supply for the road north of 
Tehachapi will come from both 
Kern county and Fresno county 
fields. The Southern Pacific is 
steadily increasing its use of oil and 
the railroads alone offer an enor- 
mous market for the product. Were 
the state's oil product trebled it 
would undoubtedly soon find a de- 
mand for it all at but slightly dimin- 
ished prices. The future holds no 
threat of over-production of this 
cheap and convenient fuel in Cali- 
fornia. 



miles north of Surf, has been 
leased. It is reported that wells 
will be sunk there as soon as the 
company can make the proper ar- 
rangements. The Crocker com- 
pany has begun work on the 
property owned by W. L. Adam 
of Santa Maria, situated on the 
headquarters of the Husanos 
creek, just above the Shey ran- 
cho, owned by the Newhall 
brothers of San Francisco. 



Considerable oil is now being 
shipped from McKittrick. 



greater quantities lower down. If 
their theory proves correct Melvin 
Snow's 160 acres of adjoining land 
will likely be turned into oil terri- 
tory also. 



On the Eldorado tract in the 
McKittrick district a strong flow of 
oil was struck last week. On Fri- 
day it spouted at intervals 10 feet 
above the casing, but died down 
again as the hole choked with 
sand. The well is considered good 
for 250 barrels a day. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 

Published Weekly 

The Oil authority of the Pacific Coast 



W B. WINN, Editor and Publisher. 



Office and Editorial Rooms 

318 Pine Street, San Francisco 

Opposite California Oil Exchange. 

TERMS 

One Year $2 50 

Six Months * 5° 

Three Months . 1 °° 

Single Coimes •' r oc 

STRICTLY IN ADVANCE 

Monev should be seut by Postal Order, Draft 
or Registered Letter addressed to Pacific Oil Re 
porter, 318 Pine street, San Fraucisco, room 
29. Coinmtiuications must be accompanied by 
writer's name and address, not necessarily for 
publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. 

Entered in the Postoffice at San Francisco, Cal. 
as second-class matter. 



FRIDAY MARCH 9. 1900. 



It is well known that the Paci- 
fic Oil Reporter 
Important has steadily advo- 
to Oil Men. cated for the best 
interests of the oil 
producers of this coast the avoid- 
ance of injurious and disorganized 
competition, and has sought to se- 
cure such a business-like and prac- 
tical union of interests in the 
transportation, storage and mar- 
keting of their production as would 
secure a prosperous future for the 
industry. 

Largely as the result of such 
efforts on our part it gives us 
pleasure to announce that within 
a short time articles of incorpora- 
tion will probably be filed for a 
Pipe Line and Storage Company — 
in the direct interest of the oil pro- 
ducers themselves — that will play 
a most important part in the oil 
industry of California. 

This enterprise has back of it 
ample capital, and what is far 
more important — the practiced 
judgment and ability of experi- 
enced oilmen, thoroughly familiar 
with handling and marketing this 
product. 

This will mean acompreliensive 
system of pipe lines, storage tanks 
and marketing facilities — open im- 
partially to small and large produc- 
ers alike and securing to them all — 
on a basis of fairness and equality 
— a permanent and assured market 
for all the oil they can produce, 
so that there need be no hesi- 
tancy in developing properties by 
producers. 

On the other hand such a system 
will make it possible for large con- 
sumers to be certain of always 
promptly obtaining even the larg- 
est deliveries of oil of a certain 
quality, and thereby be justified in 
re-adapting their plants for the use 
of oil fuel instead of coal. Cali- 
fornia imports 1, 600,000 tons of 
coal annually, equivalent to 6,460,- 
000 barrels of oil. 

This system, by uniting the oil 
producers on a basis of fairness 
and equality and securing to each 
the highest market price, will do 
away with the enormous losses 
and injury resulting from disor- 
ganized competition. 

By this system of co-ordinated 
in'erest the oil producers have 
everything to gain and nothing to 
lose, inasmuch as the fundamental 
basis of organization is the princi- 
ple of voluntary association of in- 
terest on a basis of perfect equity 



and fair treatment to all alike. 

This company is not mythical, 
nor is it a stock jobbing enterprise 
to obtain money — as capital neces- 
sary to inaugurate the enterprise 
i° provided. 

The essential facts about the vari- 
ous fields and the practical business 
data have been gathered and con- 
sidered, such as: How many 
wells have been drilled, what they 
produce in quantity and quality, 
what are the immediate develop- 
ments to be made in the different 
fields, how many miles of pipe and 
what tankage, etc., are necessary. 
They will not only invest their 
own capital and be interested 
themselves, but will give oppor- 
tunity to every producer — large 
and small — to share in the advan- 
tages created by the co-operation 
of all the producers of the State in 
every field. 

When the details are made pub- 
lic we feel assured that they will 
meet with the hearty approval of 
every oil man in the State from Eos 
Angeles to San Francisco. 



Reports to tne contrary notwithstand- 
ing, it is not likely 
No there will be any con- 

Consolidation, solidation of the two 
San Francisco Oil 
Exchanges. The proposition has been 
made and entertained that the California 
Oil Exchange should practically go out of 
existence and its members become incor- 
porated with the Producers' Oil Ex- 
change, and for a time it seemed likely 
that this arrangement would be consum- 
mated. After much deliberation, how- 
ever, this project has been abandoned, 
and the California Oil Exchange will con- 
tinue operat'ons. but under a new man- 
agement, with new officials and new 
policy. 

The best of its companies will be listed 
with the Los Angeles Oil Exchange, and 
the best companies of the Los Angeles 
Oil Exchange will be listed with the Cali- 
fornia Oil Exchange; both companies 
will also deal in oil stock certificates; the 
Los Angeles people will represent largely 
the producers of oil, and the San Fran- 
cisco people, the consumers, and a busi- 
ness will be conducted in oil certificates 
similar in kind to that which prevails so 
successfully in the East. 

G. F. Beveridge has been mentioned as 
the probable successor of Wendell Easton 
as President of the California Oil Ex- 
change. No better man could be named 
for the place. 



Good Advice. 

It is not impossible that the 
production of.petroleum will in the 
near future rank as California's 
first production in point of value, 
but the business will not be profit- 
able except in the hands of com- 
panies with large capital, strongly 
organized and able to do battle for 
markets. However, those who can 
get hold of lands that wi J prove to 
be good oil lands will have a good 
thing, but the way to get hold of 
good oil lands is not to join the 
first wild cat scheme that comes 
along. An investor should look 
well to his company and associ- 
ates, and seek to get a real land 
value for his investment. The av- 
erage man has no business taking 
flyers in the Speculative market. 
He is sure to go under if he does. 
To get a piece of oil land and put 
a well down — that is legitimate 
enterprise. To buy and sell 
shares in all kinds of oil stocks — 
that is gambling, and merits the 
fortune that sooner or later befalls 
the gamblers. — Tulare Register. 



The PACIFIC OIjj REPORTER 
is for sale at all news stands 



THE PANOCHB. 



A District That Will Be a Great 
Oil Producer. 

The following from the Stockton 
Mail of last Thursday shows that 
the Panoche section in San Benito 
county as an oil field is fast becom- 
ing known to the outside world. 
This is what the Mail has to say: 

•'It is a matter of common 
knowledge that in recent years 
millions upon millions of dollars 
have been realized from oil proper- 
ties in other States, and it should 
be a matter of universal rejoicing 
now that the possibilities of our 
own fields are fully demonstrated, 
both by the wells already flowing 
and the disinterested expert opin- 
ion given on the oil indica- 
tions by the State Geologist and 
others of lifelong experience and 
unquestioned integrity. It is no 
wonder that the attention of the 
prudent investors from all over the 
world is being attracted hither, for 
all signs from every conservative 
point of view clearly shows that 
the future of the oil districts of 
California is not an experiment but 
an assured fact. It is only a ques- 
tion of time when the fortunate 
possessor of oil stock in this State 
will share in a duplication of the 
many millions which have been 
and are being made in other fields. 

"Of the different oil producing 
districts now being developed none 
are coming more rapidly to the 
front than the Big Panoche dis- 
trict, situated in Fresno and San 
Benito counties, where oil of a 
high grade has been known to ex- 
ist for the past twenty-five years. 
The old settlers have reported 
from time to time the phenomenal 
oil indications — sand and oil-bear- 
ing rock from which the oil oozes. 
This seepage is of a very high 
gravity for surface oil and may be 
easily dipped up from the many 
pools where it flows out of the oil 
sand and croppiugs. It is a fact 
that wells have been dug for stock 
and house purposes for years, and 
that the water is so impregnated 
with oil that it cannot be used, 
stock refusing to drink it and the 
settlers having to go miles for fresh 
water for their own use-. 

"Hearing reports of this region 
and knowing of the great success 
of the Union Oil Company in this 
section, the incorporators of the 
Dos Palos Oil and Development 
Company, in company with some 
Panoche valley settlers, concluded 
to form a corporation and develop 
the lands of this now famous re- 
gion, which resulted in the above- 
named company controlling 12,160 
acres of some of the best oil lands 
in the State. 

"On August 22, 1899, the com- 
pany went into business, and since 
that time have sold 20,000 shares 
of development stock. In close 
proximity to these lands are 
the lands of the Union ] 
Century, San Jose, Petroleum 
Panochita, Esmeralda and other 
wealthy companies. Six months 



will probably tell the story, and 
it will be a story that will startle 
the people of this State by the 
unbounded wealth that lies stored 
up there. I. is predicted that it 
will not only bring thousands but 
hundreds of thousands to the lucky 
stockholders of the different com- 
panies operating in these fields. 
One of these is the Dos Palos Oil 
and Development Company, 
whose officers are M. Christian, 
President; J. E. Place, Secretary — 
business men of many years' 
standing and honor — who have 
always been successful in every 
pursuit they have undertaken. 

"By the 1st of March this com- 
pany will begin boring, having all 
the necessary machinery, tools, 
etc., now on hand. One rig is on 
the ground and the other awaiting 
transport, which will begin in a 
few days. Their superintendent 
is a man who has been successful 
in boring for gas, water and oil. 
He knows this country thoroughly 
and has all the confidence of mak- 
ing a strike at less than 1000 feet." 

Salting Oil Land. 

There is a report that a prospec- 
tive deal in oil land in Ventura 
county has fallen through because 
of the report of an expert that 
the land had been "salted." Ru- 
mor does not give the names of the 
parties to the deal, but it is stated 
that capitalists were about ready to 
pay over $150,000 for the land in 
question when the tjmely discov- 
ery was made. It is not known 
here that a scheme of this kind 
was ever before worked, but it ap- 
pears reasonable that a few barrels 
of oil distributed with discretion 
over a tract of land will give it a 
very promising appearance, pro- 
viding conditions are favorable. 
But really there is such a wide 
area of land in Southern California 
that looks favorable that it does 
not appear to be necessary to doc- 
tor the appearance. Any person 
who really wants to put down a 
series of oil wells need have no 
lack of opportunities to do so. But 
this one exposure, if as a matter of 
fact . such a fraud has been at- 
tempted, should be enough to put 
everybody on his guard, and at- 
tempts of this kind cannot be 
made so that they cannot be easily 
detected. — Los Angeles Herald. 



Estimates furnished on ma- 
chinery needed for drilling a well, 
cost of same, land examined, etc., 
by an experienced oil man. Knows 
the requirements of the field from 
years of practical experience. Ad- 
dress A. Z., his office. 



If you want to buy oil lands, lease 
or promote oil companies, call on 
A. Barieau, Oil Land Expert.Room 
505 Call Building. 



Oil men should patronize an oil 
paper for their printing, especially 
if it gives them better work than 
they can get elsewhere. Send us 
your job work. 






V 



A SWEEPING ORDER. 

Over i. Million | 

pended From Lntr>. 
a art am! ' 

from the I 

lisposilion 
irul in the <m1 
m and hresno counties 

Thi> nearly every 

township in which forest selections 
have been made. The total num- 
ber ol ispended from »li^p" 

.luring the J>a>t two weeks 
.... embracing seventj one 
towns The township and 

and ranges included in last w 
follow - 

masbip 1 3 south, rang 
13-1 1. 14-1 "■ 14 '-■ >5 ' '• '5 ! 
12, 16-13. 16-14. 17-13. 17-14. 18-13, 
is 14. 18-15, 19-14, 19-15, iy'6- 2°- 
14. 20-15. 21-15. 21-16. 22-15. 

17, 22-18, 23.16. 23-I7, 23- 

18. 2417. 24-lS. 24-19. 25-19, 26-I9, 

28-20, 29-20, 30 23, 25-26, 25-27, 25- 

'.-26, 26-27, 26-28, 27-27. 27-28 

ami 27-26. 
The effect cf the decision is to 

make it impossible for anyone to 
select mineral land in lieu of reser- 
vation land, as the scrippers have 
been doing. The ruling of the 
General Land Office is the direct 
result of the effective representa- 
tions made by the Petroleum Min- 
er's Co-operative Association 
through the representatives in 
in Congress and by memorials sent 
to Washington. 



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d, and 

,nat ll,c P™ .inent expert* 

depth than visited 1!. 

ompetent 

„„ in t! il land in the S 



A New Company 

The Lady Bryan Oil Company 
of Hanford has filed articles of in 
corporation. The capital stock is 
$120,000, divided into 60,000 
shares of $2 each, one half of the 
stock being subscribed and the 
other half being treasury stock. 
The company has 2400 acres of 
land in Kern county, in townships 
25 and 27, range 19. There are 
evidences of oil on the land in oil 
seepages on the surface, and 
the Berry well, the second larg- 
est in Kern county, is within 
six miles, while the Spreckels 
company has seven wells boring 
within six miles of the Lady 
Bryan oil land. There is a spring 
of water on the land and well 
water can be had at 60 feet. The 
company has elected the following 
directors: B. B. McGinnis, R. J. 
Hudson, EJ. Bryan, Thomas How- 
ells and Charles Sharp. 



1 an abundan 
high grade oil 

Kin Panoche Suit. 
In the suit of the Big Panoche 

■inpany against Charles W. 

.1 verdict in favor of the 
plaintiff for $1370 was rendered by 
a jury in the Superior Cou 
Sail I The claim was for 

damages for alleged breach of con- 
When the case was called 

for trial no appearance was made 

on behalf of (he defendant, and 

the judge said the presumption 
was that the defendant had aban- 
doned his defense. While testi- 
mony was being taken on behalf 
of the plaintiff, it was announced 

that the attorney for the defend- 
ant was taken suddenly sick and 
a request for a continuance was 
made. It was shown that no wit 
nesses for the defense had been 
subpeened and the judge ruled 
that the trial must proceed. 

The Oiled Road Problem. 

Senator C. S. Smith of Bakers- 
field has been appointed by Presi- 
dent P. A. Buell of the San Joaquin 
Valley Commercial Association a 
committee of one to investigate 
the oiling of roads. The trip of 
inquiry will be made within the 
next month, and great attention 
will be paid to the oiled roads in 
Santa Barbara county, wherethere 
are several fine thoroughfares so 
cared for. The report will be 
made public by President Buell 
as soon as it is prepared. 



The Diamond people seem to be 

"in it" in great shape', ami gfeal 
results are expected from tin 
vclopmcnt work. 



CI NTUm oil. COMPANY 

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For Lease & For Sale 

Kern County Oil Land 

Northwest of McKittrick. 

TERMS EASY 



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DRILLING 



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drill one or more wells. 



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The Diamond Oil Company. 

This company continues to re- 
port favorable progress, and will 
soon be at work with a big force. 
They have been eminently success- 
ful in raising funds, having placed 
several large blocks of stock dur- 
ing the past week, with good indi- 
cations for other important sales 
pending, 

A rept rt just recei ved from their 
superintendent, Mr. Barlow, who 
is now on the grou nd, mentions the 



The New Hope. 

W. E. Denison went to Santa 
Paula last week and secured one 
of the most competent drillers in 
the State for work on the new well 
of the New Hope company in 
Kern county, which will be drilled 
about 100 feet from the well which 
was abandoned owing to quick- 
sand. The new well will be start- 
ed with a 14-inch stovepipe casing. 
A new 74- foot derrick has been 
built, and the machinery generally 
strengthened, new tools added, 
and in fact the company feels pre- 
pared to go to a depth of 2000 feet 



Richardson Land Co. 

Tulare, Cal. 

Drillers Wanted 

Persons desirous of contracting 
for the sinking of oil wells on Im- 
perial Oil and Development Co. 's 
lands in Fresno and Kern coun- 
ties, can obtain full particulars 
by applying at the office, 

624 EmmaSpreckles Building, 

927 Market Street, S. F 



Sand Lines, etc., 
Block Clips, 

Clamps, Sheaves, etc. 



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John A. Roebling's Sons Co 

256V 27 FREMONT ST., 

San Francisco, Cal. 



Works, Trenton, New Jersey. 



Producing Oil Properties. 



THE Wc CARTHY CO. 



James P. McCarthy President 

E. Avery McCarthy Secretary 

d66 MARKET ST., SAN FRANCISCO. 



GIBBS OIL CO. 

Capitalized at $600,000, in 12,000 
Shares, par value, $50.00 



5000 shares will be soid at $5 per share payable 

in monthly installments of$i per share. 

Company owns 2,560 acres in the southern part o 

Fresno County. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Dr. Asa Clark 
M. P. Stein 
H. W. Taylor 
W. H. Lorenz 



- - President 
Vice-President 

- - Secretary 
H. T. Compton 



Stockton Savings Bank, Treasurer 
I». B. ESTBS. M. D., 

209 Turk Street, - City Agent 



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This company has purchased a Standard Rig and well No. I was commenced on Monday, 
March 6. There are SIX WELLS ADJOINING the Sterling— NOT MILES AWAY— four 
being less than 200 yards distant, one 500 feet, and one ONLY 250 feet away, which fact, to 
use the words of a prominent oil expert, "makes it practically certain that the Sterling has 
only to go down to strike the oil." The above mentioned wells average 100 barrels 
per dav, and their depths range from 700 to 800 feet. We own by United States Patent the 
northeast quarter of section 31, in the famous township 28-28, in the Kern River Oil District, 
a field which is past the experimental stage, over 50 producing wells having been developed 
during the past six months. 

A limited number of shares' from the treasury stock is offered at $1.00 per share. 

We court the most thorough investigation on the part of prudent investors. 

Prospectus and maps for the asking. 

STERLING OIL AND DEVELOPMENT CO, 



35-36 Crocker Building, San Francisco Cal. 



Telephone Red 1751 



Directors: W. S. Gage, President: J. A. Bunting, Vice-President; J. C. Hampton, 
W. K. Masten, H. H. Blood. Wm. Kllery. Secretary-Treasurer. 



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KERN RIVER OIL FIELDS 

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Sacramento Journalists De= 
scription of the Territory. 

Unexaggerated Statement of a Region 
Fast Growing In Wealth and 
Importance. 



Last week the Sacramento Rec- 
ord-Union published an extended 
description of the Kern River oil 
region. The article is so good 
that it is published herewith al- 
most in its entirety. The writer 
was one of a large party of Sacra- 
ment excursionists: 

A drive of some four and a half 
miles along the bottom lands of the 
Kern River northward from Ba- 
kersfield across some apparent 
wastes, as also along some ver- 
dant and flourishing irrigated 
lands brought the excursionists 
to the first rise of abrupt and tree- 
less hills, now barren and desol- 
ate, as if parched by midsummer 
sun and deserted by nature her- 
self to desolation. At this first 
rise into the hills thirty-five oil 
plant derricks were counted 
straight ahead and to the right, 
where six months ago not one was 
to be seen. Now the tall skele- 
tons are sharply outlined upon the 
blue gray of the sky, and beside 
most of them black streaks and 
puffs of smoke and steam go up 
from power plants, operating 
drills and pumps. Probably half 
of them represent wells sunk, or 
in process of sinking. The others 
are erected in preparation for well 
driving. Probably some of them 
have no higher present purpose 
than to induce investors to go in 
on paper, and take the chances of 
striking oil, and in the region 
traversed during the day it is not 
improbable that there are "plants" 
which are for office use only, and 
upon which no stroke of work will 
be done until the promoters have 
disposed of all the stock they can 
unload. But this is true of all 
new development invariably and 
must be true here, for the maps 
sketched on the basis of develop- 
ment thus far show that wells with 
fair promise of returns have been 
driven with success within a strip 
of about two miles in widch, prop- 
ably ten miles long, and lying 
northeast and southwest, but that 
ontside such defined limits there 
are not many locations of promise. 
Who can tell? Oil may be 
struck away outside the limits 
named, for like all such research 
no one can with certainty forecast 
what will happen. 

Real worthy properties will not 
need to beg for investors, the}' 
have but to present the truth con- 
cerning their plants and pros- 
pects, and capital which will take 
some risk always, will come to 
help such ventures in plenty. But 
we do not believe that any oil 



state will 
excitement, 
speculation. 



development in this 
ever warrant stock 
stock gaming and 
The real oil interests are but in- 
jured by all such devices. But 
they exist in plenty already, and 
will grow in number, since suck- 
ers abound more than do wary 
fish. 

APPROACH THE WEttS. 

From the first terrace of land, 
up and down, over barren hills be- 
tween which short, deep canyons 
lie, on the flanks of which midst 
all the brown autumn like desola- 
tion, as if in defiant scorn of the 
barrenness about them, string beds | chambered out, when the black, 



are to be seen far away, along hill 
tops and flanks, tents, shanties, 
shacks, hay sheds, cookhouses, 
bunkhouses, tanks of iron and 
tanks of wood, great and small, 
some for water, some oil, the great- 
er number as yet baking empty as 
beneath the sun, But some are 
filling well with oil and some have 
been filled over and over again. 
At the Sacramento works the com- 
pany paused for an hour or more 
and was entertained handsomely 
at an outdoor lunch that did honor 
to the caterer, and was honored by 
as hungry demand as any sub- 
stantial noonday meal could in- 
vite. 

CRUDE PETROLEUM FROM THE 

WELLS. 
The Sacramento Company has 
one well completed. It is sunk to 
a depth of over 700 feet and it is 
producing oil, slowly however, for 
it has not been open many days, 
and it is not yet clear of sand. It 
must in fact be sand pumped two 
or three days in a week for some 
time until the sand has all been 




WELL OF THE SACRAMENTO OIL CO. 



of the California poppy and great 
banks of bluebells and beautiful 
flowers of great profusion. Up 
and down for a mile and a half 
more, and now the whole region 
apparently is punctuated with 
derricks, over fifty being in plain 
view and the smoke from others 
rising lazily out of canyons and 
over distant hill tops. 

THE SACRAMENTO PLANT. 
Right in front of the party high 
on a great hill whcse top has been 
flattened by a pat of nature's 
hand, loom up the four derricks of 
the Sacramento company, each 
blazoned with the title of the com- 
pany in bold white letters on a 
black ground. All around one, 
^clustering at the feet of derricks 



thick crude petroleum can be 
lifted by the pumps. Well No. 1 
was the first sunk upon the forty 
acres of the company property. It 
went down first 355 feet when 
water was struck. It then 
passed through 100 feet of 
water and sand, then through 
seven feet of hard blue clay, when 
a stratum of oil sand was struck 30 
feet in thickness and quite dry. 
Forty-eight feet of clay came next 
blue as indigo. Then came twenty 
five feet of oil and very good oil 
sand, by which is meant sand and 
oil mixed, but in which 
the oil was present in greater per- 
centage than the sand. After 
this came fifteen feet of blue clay, 
very tough and hard to drill. Next 



the drill went into a lake, a stream, 
a strata, whatever one may term it, 
whether lake, reservoir, stream or 
as trata with the pitches and rises 
over which oil men dispute in Bak- 
ersfield streets for hours and never 
come to agreement — but i34feetof 
oil so soft and liquid that the drill 
simply dropped through to the bot- 
tom. 

OIL WELL DEPTH. 

Here at 714 feet the company 
stopped, for said the operators, 
"shall we take the chances of 
puncturing the bottom of this res- 
ervoir, lake, river, stream, whatever 
it is?" — this account is not expert, 
or based on any claim of accurate 
knowledge of what the bowels of 
the earth contain — "shall we punc- 
ture the bottom and let in water to 
spoil our temper, or let out the 
oil to go, the Lord knows where?" 
Experts laughed and said nothing, 
which may have been wisdom, and 
the company hauled out their drill 
and began to pump. This has been 
going on but a little while as yet. 
The pump lifts the long column of 
oil some 500 feet or thereabout, the 
oil rising some 200 feet in the well, 
we believe — there is not a flowing 
or gushing well in the entire region 
— and as it is tugged up by the lift 
it is forced into a pipe that sends it 
overhead into the 500-barrel 
wooden tank just set up to re- 
ceive it. 

THE SAND IN THE OIL 

settles and the oil when sold or 
used, is drawn off over the deposit. 
"But," says Superintendent Bryant, 
"when in complete working order 
we will have a pump forsand pump- 
ing and carry only oil free from 
sand to the tank, that is, as free as it 
can be had." Sand pumpingmeans 
the sending down by the cable as it 
unwinds from the great drum on 
the derrick base of a tube some six 
or seven inches in diameter. At the 
bottom of it is a simple valve. The 
weight of the tube pushes it 
through the petroleum which is 
somewhat thicker than New Or- 
leans molasses, and the valve lift- 
ing, the tube fills. The engine is 
reversed, the drum revolves, the 
cable depending from the wheel at 
the top of the derrick brings up the 
tube, holding about one-third of a 
barrel. When sufficiently high, an 
attendant swings it over a prong 
standing in a wooden flue and low- 
ers it, the prong pushes open the 
valve lip, and the tube is dis- 
charged, the crude petroleum bear- 
ing the sand, sluggishly creeping 
down to the sump orthe tank. 

PUMPING. 

In pumping, a rather complicated 
double ball valve liftpump is used, 
constructed to offer least possible 
inducement to oil and sand to clog 
the valves. But even the best 
mannered of these pumps som-. . 
times get "sanded," as the work- 
men put it, when they must be 
lifted out and cleared. The power 
used is a steam engine, one for each 
derrick, the steam being generated 
in a boiler beneath which sprayed 
petroleum is burned for fuel, and it 



PACIFIC Oil. REPORTER 



roars and sputters and I 
makes a hear 
total stranger. !'■ 

nt. 

PBTk 

- fuel DM tli' have 

their chi< ... The petrol- 

eum lake the place 

al and wood in generating 

r and in other 
mestic, where great beat at mini- 
mum cost for !■ The 
question, and it i- .1 burning one, 
with oil fields opening up in so 
many directions and oil becoming 
cheaper than any other obtainable 
fuel by more than one third, in use. 
on locomotives, steamers and in 
power plants— whether the pro 
auction will not exceed the de- 
mand, Hut the friends of the oil 
industry answer "nay. that cannot 

the production will enlarge 

and develop fuel use, since eostli- 
ness of fuel and the difficulty of 
obtaining it narrow industries 
and depress some of the most val- 
uable of euterpi 

ELECTRICITY. 

But may not electricity compete 
too strongly to prevent oil being a 
great contributor of wealth to its 
producers? "Not so," say the oil 
men. "It will always be limited 
economically to production by wa- 
ter power, and its transmission 
distance is distinctly limited. Out- 
side of those electricity must lie- 
generated by steam power and 
steam power must look to fuel. So 
no fears are entertained in these 
directions; on the contrary, direct- 
ly opposite sentiments from those 
of fear are held. No. 2 well of the 
Sacramento company is in process 
of sinking. It is down some 500 
feet and a good strata of oil sand 
or first oil vein, or whatever one 
chooses to call it, was struck on 
Friday morning, and while the 
company stood about, a sand pump 
of special construction not neces- 
sary to describe here, was hitched 
on and the. process of sand pump- 
ing was set up. 

DRILLING. 

As to drilling that is accom- 
plished very simply. The drill 
and its shaft weigh over one ton 
It is suspended to the rope cable 
referred to, rundown into the well 
and as the snorting, struggling 
little engine — the drill operator 
being engineer also and no fire- 
man being needed, the petroleum 
fuel feeding automatically, and a 
line of wire from the throttle of 
the engine leading to the position 
of the driller lifts and drops the 
drill, the drillmaster, as we may 
well term him, turns the cable 
back and forth by semi-circular 
motion and every now and then 
turns down a screw cut shaft which 
sends the drill deeper as it cuts its 
way. When it has cut enough to 
the judgment of the operator, the 
drill is lifted out, the pump sent 
down and the broken and churned 
mass is lifted out, when the drill is 
reinserted and the work renewed. 
It is all very simple but very inter- 
esting. 

A CAPPED WELL. 

Across a narrow swale over 
against the Sacramento company's 
wells is a lone derrick with no 
house, shack or shanty near. 
Abandoned? No, it is the property 
of the Gray Eagle Company. Not 
a pistol shot away it stands, we 
are told, as proof that oil in plenty 
is thereabouts. The well was sent 
down without difficulty, plenty of 
oil found, and then the owners 
capped the casing and took up 
their works until the tit 1 -? to the 



land can Ik- ful 

ernment patent, and the capital 

adju-' he full oj 

lie claim. Eor it must 
borne in mind that a single fairly 
yielding well would be 

r one individual if 

I owned and worked it with no pan 
iur>. but foi a company it would 
never do; it would pay tOO small 

profit to -., many partners as 

v $}l 1 stihn in- VHi.nn:. 
It is a question, then, as to vol- 
ume that is to determine the SUC 
of the company. A well 
yielding ten barrels a day would 
mean but 300 barrels a mouth. If 
7.' cents net can be realized over 
all, a barrel, that represents an in- 
Come o, but £216 a month, which. 
it is obvious, would be a small divi- 
dend for 50,001 shares of stock. 
Hut it is insisted that ten-barrel 
wells will pay a company if it has 
ten wells often barrels each, and if 
it has twenty wells of twenty or 
thirty or forty barrels each, it be- 
comes a matter of big profits. 
EXPENSE "I OPERATION. 

Eor it happens that the cost of 
operation of one well is not 



lie to believe that 
there will be line export from 
that section in due time. 

RAPID GROWTH. 

It must be remembered that last 

September there were but two der 

:n nil the region. There are 
now somewhere neat 1 5". and there 
are probabl) sixty yielding wells 

ne and another order. The 

accurate figure was not sought for. 

as the Record Union representative 
counted over thirty and could smell 

'cm far and wide; it is safe to s,,\ 
there arc within the district out 
lined in the beginning sixty in 
some degree yielding wells, and 
over 150 wells down and being put 
down in addition. 

SBVBRAL plants VISITBD, 
The excursionists after thorough 

examination of the Sacramento 

property traveled some two miles 
northwestward, avoiding risk of 
breaking their necks by walking 

down the worst hills, and helping 

the horses tvig the vehicles up 
equally as bad ones to the West 
Shore wells, two in number, both 
yielding, and to the owners "satis- 
factorily and nobody can buy the 
property," as they put it. Here 



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WELL OF THE WEST SHORE OIL COMPANY. 



WAGON 
TANKS 



If you want t«» haul fuel or 
oil to your drilling ri>; 
yon shoold use a 10-12-1501 

17 Barrel Wagon Tank, 

made up out of Appallo 
Galvanised Iron. 

We can furnish any si/e 

Tank for ;nn purpose re- 
quired at a big saving over 
ordinary shop prices, be- 
came wi- buy our iron at 
the mills in large quanti- 
ties and employ only ihe 
best skilled I 

Write Or call on us for 
prices. 



Kutner 
Goldstein Co. 

HANFORD, CAU 



doubled by operating two, nor 
trebled by three. On the con- 
trary, there is but slight cost addi- 
tional for operation of each added 
well. One central plant will op- 
erate simultaneously a dozen or 
two or three dozen wells, as will 
be shown later on. So it is, in all 
this section of the Kern oil fields, 
a question of volume, which 
means a question of number of 
liberally yielding wells. What the 
yield now is no one can tell; sto- 
ries are told of 100 barrel a day 
wells, but none such were verified 
to the Record-Union representa- 
tive. But that there are some 
wells that have yielded sufficient 
to enable the plant to sell seventy 
barrels a day for fuel purposes for 
a time seems reasonably true, the 
petroleum being purchased to 
generate steam for engines in 
plants where drilling wells is go- 
ing on. Some has been sold also 
in Bakersfield. But thus for there 
has not been any exceeding out- 
put in market of Kern oil, though 



sand pumping was going on in 
one well so rapidly that three bar- 
rels a minute were lifted by two 
men and a snorting little stub-and- 
twist engine. In that well the 
sink is but 500 feet, but it lies lower 
down than any visited, save one, 
perhaps. 

MORE DERRICKS. 

From this point sight was 
gained of a score more of derricks 
heretofore concealed by the hills, 
while shacks, cabins and tents, 
sheds and cook houses fairly peo- 
ple the immediate vicinity. More 
hills, more sweating, some swear- 
ing and tired horses brought the 
party a mile and a half farther on 
to the loftiest kopje of all, and 
here was found the 33 company 
plant, with eight wells and a per- 
fect nest of huts and houses and 
sheds and barns about it, and with 
exceedingly substantial machinery, 
cement-planted and put up to stay. 



(Continued on page 9.) 



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Pacific Coast Oil News 

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN OIL IN VARIOUS PARTS 
OF THE STATE. 



FRESNO. 

Fifteen oil wells in the Coalinga 
district are gushing an aggregate of 
4700 barrels per day. 

Work on the Whale Oil Com- 
pany's well near Alcalde has been 
delayed from lack of pipe. The 
company is said to have good pros- 
pects. 

Ilif Fisher, who has been em- 
ployed by the Mutual Oil Com- 
pany at Oil City, has returned to 
Hanford. The well is not a suc- 
cess, as the hole is full of water 
instead of oil. 

The Occidental Oil and Develop- 
ment Company has decided to pur- 
chase machinery. The land of the 
Occidental Oil and Development 
Company is situated in Fresno 
county, in the Little Panoche oil 
belt. 

L. Decker of the Iowa company 
says that his company has its der- 
rick up and will be ready for work 
as soon as the machinery can be 
placed. The work has gone along 
well and the stock of the company 
is selling rapidly. 

The Investment has completed 
spudding and is now drilling. The 
Bonanza King on section 10, how- 
ever, has tools lost at a depth of 300 
feet, and the Crescent Oil Company 
has shut down at 400 feet in order 
to await the arrival from the east 
of a string of fourteen-inch screw 
casing. 

The Santa Clara Oil Company is 
now making good progress after 
having encountered a broken sur- 
face foundation, which required 
eighty feet of wooden conductor. 
The hole was carried down no 
feet, when it was found necessary 
to lower a string of fourteen-inch 
stovepipe casing. By these means 
the cave was shut off and work was 
carried into the shale. Spudding 
has been completed and tools are 
now being operated from the walk- 
ing-beam. 

KINGS. 

Drilling on the Oceanic Oil Com- 
pany's well, in the Kettleman dis- 
trict, has been suspended for a few 
days. 

Work on the at. Lawrence O. & 
M. Company's well is progressing 
smoothly andthedrill isgoingright 
along down. 

The Baby Kings Oil Company 
lias its big pump on the ground 
and the work of pumping out the 
well will soon begin. 

Things are looking quite oily at 
the Black Mountain Co 's well in 
the Kreyenhagen district. The 
company shipped out its first oil 
last Saturday. 

A horse-power drill and 36-foot 
derrick are now being placed in 



position on the property of the 
Tres Sierritas Oil Co. 

The Iona Company, which is lo- 
cated near the Esperanza, have their 
rig, etc., about in place, and boring 
will commence in a short time. 

The Kern River Oil Company, 
operating on the Means ranch, has 
just closed a contract with the 
Santa Fe Company to supply them 
with all the oil they can produce 
for five years. The company has 
sixty-five acres, and are under con- 
tract to sink forty wellson the tract. 
They have six producing wells 
now. 

White City, established by the 
Spreckels Company near the Ket- 
tleman hills, is showing great activ- 
ity. There are two derricks now 
being put up, and that the com- 
pany intends to fully develop its 
territory is evidenced by the fact 
that it intends to drill twelve wells, 
in different locations, to find where 
the oil is. 

KERN. 

Mr, Newton thinks that there 
will be 400 feet of oil sand in the 
well on section 8, 29-28. 

The Century on 24, 28-27 is 
.nearing the bottom of the water 
sand. The well is now about 600 
feet deep. 

The New Slocan is about ready 
to bore on 29, 28-2S. This com- 
pany is a branch of the Puente of 
Los Angeles. 

On 6, 28-28 the Monte Cristo is 
pulling its casing and preparing to 
sink another and larger well. The 
first hole was ruined by the casing 
telescoping. 

The derrick is going up for the 
San Francisco & McKittrick com- 
pany, which has leased from Miller 
& Lux at McKittrick- 

A new well is to be sunk by the 
New Hope company. Stovepipe 
casing will be used until the quick- 
sands are passed. 

The Mammoth company on 22, 
28-28, has obtained a new shoe, re- 
placed the casing and resumed 
boring. 

The Reed company is daily ex- 
pecting the arrival of a pumping 
plant, which will be set up on 34. 
Others have been ordered for the 
SE % of 28 and the NW X of 32. 
Groups of wells will be bored at 
each of these sites. 

The pumps on 33 are not work- 
ing satisfactorily on account of 
sand in the oil which cuts out the 
valves. It is only a matter of time 
that this condition will exist, as less 
and less sand will appear as pump- 
ing continues. 

A. G. Newton is awaiting the ar- 
rival of hydraulic jacks before be- 
ginning the second well on 1, 29-27. 



He will put down twelve-inch 
stove-pipe casing at first. 

The Beaver Oil Company is bor- 
ing on 36, 28-28. 

The Kern River has two wells 
just coming in. 

The California Standard is mak- 
ing good headway on a new well. 

The Commonwealth is progress- 
ing, but there is trouble with 
water. 

The second McKittrick com- 
pany has struck a large flow of ar- 
tesian water slightly brackish. 

The Water Supply Company 
began delivering on 33 Tuesday. 
Pipe laying to other points will be 
continued as rapidly as possible. 

The Eureka, east of Teniplor, on 
13, 29-20, is down about eighty feet, 
but already streaks of oil have been 
gone through. 

Another well on the Treadwell 
land at McKittrick has begun flow- 
ing on being sand pumped. The 
hole had been capped for months. 

The first carload of oil to be 
shipped out of the River district 
for other than use in locomotives 
was sent out last Wednesday by 
the Reed company. 

Peerless well No. 3 has been fin- 
ished at a depth of 741 feet and the 
oil sand measures 224 feet. The 
drilling rig has been moved to the 
site of No. 4. The fifth derrick is 
building. 

The Californian says the Santa 
Fe tests prove the Kern river oil 
to be twelve per cent higher in 
steam-making qualities than the 
Los Angeles product and two per 
cent higher than the oil ftotn 
Coalinga. 

The White Creek company has 
secured one of Milton Mc Whorter's 
Standard rigs to bore on section 34, 
27-28, north of Poso Creek. The 
company will ascertain positively 
whether or not that country is 
within the oil belt, 

The El Dorado well is being 
sand pumped with promise of good 
results. Their new well is still in 
shale. The National well is in 
black shale with oil indications. 
The Shamrock people are com- 
mencing work on their third well. 

The Petroleum Center's rig on 
28, 28-28 was tied up for a day or 
so last week by a mishap. The 
present bottom of the well is in the 
blue clay separating the first oil 
sand from the lower strata. The 
sand so far encountered made a 
fine showing, the oil rising fifty 
feet in the casing when drilling 
ceased. 

J. B. Treadwell has been forced 
by the developments on his Mc- 
Kittrick property to increase the 
size of his pipe line to the station 
to a diameter of four and one- 
quarter inches. He has suspended 
operations in sand pumping his 
wells, which have been capped 
and which will probably all flow, 
until this pipe line is completed. 
Otherwise he will not be able to 
handle the product. 



The Reed oil company has just 
finished twomore wells, both on 34. 

The Kern Oil Land Development 
Company is tied up awaiting arim- 
mer. 

The Petroleum Development 
company tubed No. 6 last week, 
and is now pumping from it. 

A carload of machinery arrived 
last Monday morning for the new 
Slocan, which is preparing to op- 
erate on 29, 28-28. 

The Junction struck oil Monday 
afternoon, and has a good showing. 
The hole is within 500 feet of the 
Newton, Carman & Somes well. 

Well No. 17 at Sunset is still 
flowing, and much of the oil is 
going to waste. The oil is of a 
light gravity and could be easily 
piped. 

The dip of the oil strata in the 
River district between the 33 com- 
pany's wells and the one on the 
Kelly ranch, section 8, is 227 feet. 
The distance is a mile and a quar- 
ter, direction nearly south. To the 
west from 33 the dip is much less. 

The President has finished rim- 
tning out its hole and in the nine 
and five-eighths casing is down 450 
feet. The well when drilling 
ceased had reached a depth of 800 
feet, and the bottom was in the 
blue clay that overlies the oil in 
other sections of the territory. 

There is considerable excitement 
in the McKittrick field owing to 
recent strikes. J. B. Treadwell 
sand pumped his well No. 3 last 
week and a result it spouted at a 
lively rate until Sunday night, 
when it caught fire from a lantern 
in the hands of the night watch- 
man. Everything burned and a. 
piece of tubing dropped in the 
well, partially shutting off the 
flow. Another of Mr. Treadwell's 
wells is flowing a little and he has 
a third good well which is being 
pumped. 

The McKittrick Company's arte- 
sian well continues to yield large 
quantities of oil sand, and this fact 
is puzzling the experts. One of 
them claims that eventually the 
water pressure will be removed 
and that then the oil which is now 
being forced aside by the volume 
of water will take the place of the 
water, the well becoming an oil 
well. The water has already run 
for miles out on the plains towards 
the Templor road. It is strongly 
impregnated with sulphur and salt 
and is very warm as it flows from 
the well. 

SANTA BARBARA. 

Pearl Trewhitt, Margaret Lint- 
ner, E. J. Benedict, J. D. Smith. F. 
Bader, Frank Lintner, Maria 
Smith and John B. Benedict have 
located an oil claim on the SE X 
of section 18, township 24 south, 
range 17 east. They have also lo- 
cated one on the SW X °f section 
18, township 25 south, range 17 
east. 

There are three wells at Suni- 
merland and the output per month 
is 100 ca? ,T tanks, which is sold at 



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90 cents per barret to the South 
ern Pacific Company'* Oxnard 

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■ barrel and it has three 
I to run. The gravity of 
the oil runs from 13I0 1=, ami there 
are .v*> wells. The principal 
owner* of the well* live in Sant.i 
Barbara. 

The Duquesne company baa 
wells in the sea at Sunimerland 
where the water i-- -'•' feet deep 
and 400 feet from the high tide- 
line. A good supply of high 
gravity oil was struck 530 feet 
down. The company's first wells 
were drilled on the water line at 
high tide. As the stratum showed 
a tendency to go seaward the 
drillers went the same way. More 
wells further out w ill go down. 

That the Temescal Oil Com- 
pany has a promising claim is evi- 
denced by the interest that is be- 
ing taken in the claim. The 
stock is going rapidly and the in- 
dications are much better, accord- 
ing to reports of oil men, than 
was ever anticipated by the com- 
pany. I vcrything is being 
pushed as rapidly as possible and 
within the next two weeks the 
company will be drilling. 

SAN LUIS OBISPO. 

Drilling has been going on at 
the Porter ranch and very good 
progress is being made. 

The Union Oil Company is 
down about 175 feet at its new lo- 
cation and is pushing the work 
night and day. 

Work at the Phoenix canyon 
well has been suspended during 
the week owing to running out of 
casing 

Petroleum is said to be very near 
the surface of a piece of land 
owned by the Miller brothers on 
the border of this county, a few 
miles east of Cholame. 

SAN BENITO. 

There appears to be some local 
concern on the oil prospects in this 
locality, and there is much interest 
manifested in the mineral crop- 
pings. Some very rich oil rock 
was discovered last week on the 
Mulberry ranch of C. Daveggio. 
The rock is identical to that of 
the Bitterwater oil regions and is 
strongly impregnated with the 
fumes of kerosene. 

VENTURA. 

According to current reports the 
oil men are to prospect for oil in 
the vicinity of West Saticoy. 

The Temescal well is down 1050 
feet, caving slightly at the bottom, 
but showing considerable oil. The 
Sulphur Spring well, in Modello 
canyon, is still in shale and fight- 
ing water. 

A Santa Monica capitalist has 
just purchased a fifth interest in 
the Lonia oil wells, three miles 
southeast of Santa Paula, and 
three more strings of tools are to 
be put to work. 

There is no considerable portion 
of Ventura county that is not now 



. ing attention from oil 

Simi and 
territory surrounding Ventu: 
the latest to be stake.! 

As e< !> ' of the intense in- 
terest being taken in oil develop- 
ment there were filed lor record 
on the fust day of March 

.if oil lands, and as Deputy 
Wagner r-marks. it wasn't .1 [ 
day for oil either. 

The Buckhorn Oil Producing 

and Transportation Company, 011 

their Port una property in Hopper 

canyon, are down 250 feet, with a 
showing of oil and gas. Mr. I. 

Smith, the superintendent, has re- 

CCntly completed fitting up the 
new gas pump, which will greatly 
increase their supply of gflS, 

A Pennsylvania oil company has 

secured a lease from Theo. Kelsey 
at West Saticoy lor enough laud 
tu put down an experiment well. 
Last summer, while Mr. kcl-ev 
was boring for water, they struck 
gas at a depth of less than 200 
feet, which indicates that an oil 
stratum is not far distant, and if 
the experimental well proves a 
success Saticoy will surely enjoy a 
wonderful boom and oil derricks 
will be erected on every block. 

Oil location papers, assessments 
tunnels, derricks, pipe lines, a big 
thing and a 50 barrel flow is about 
the only talk on the streets now. 
Oil claim locators, oil experts and 
speculators, are numerous in the 
valley. — News. 



Kern River Oil Fields. 



(Continued from page 6.) 



And here was found the first real 
home on the trip — a house with a 
woman and children. Every one 
of the eight wells of the company 
is pumped at one and the same 
time. 

A PUMPING IDEA. 

Walking beams with counter 
weights at each pump aie operated 
by a line of wire rope running on 
pulley rollers on poles some fifty 
feet apart. The ropes terminate, 
part upon the periphery of a hori- 
zontal wheel borne upon a vertical 
shaft. Part of the ropes hook into 
an eccentric oval horizontally 
placed just below the wheel. The 
vertical shaft is revolved by cog 
gear. A wire rope runs from 
the eccentric wheel backward to a 
great counterbalance on one corner 
of a triangular walking beam. 
As the shaft revolves the cords all 
operate the weighted walking 
beams simultaneously, the counter 
balance restores the lines taut, and 
so the process goes on, and eight 
wells are pumped under super- 
vision practically of two, or at the 
outside three men — one to attend 
to the power and the others to 
watch the pumps and keep things 
in order. When the party ar- 
rived five of the pumps were lift- 
ing, though all of them were con- 
nected on. Four out of the five 
were discharging into the huge 
storage tank. The others were 
possibly sanded. Inquiry was not 
made, as the evidences seemed 
patent. 

SUBSTANTIAL WORKS. 

In this plant the Alaska Com- 



mercial Company of San 1 

large ow ner. Its works 
are \ Stantial and there is 

about the place that 
fide nee in the 
outcome. It may be noted that 
the . ling the 

pumps. roughly described 
pierced to handle some forty 
pumping stations. 90 that it would 

seem that the possibility of a host 

of wells being sunken upon the 
bight was in mind when the ma- 
chinery was constructed. A mile 
and a half steadily downward 
brought the party next to the 
banks of Kein river and the 
north limit, practically, of the oil 
field as far as measured, though 

some wells have been driven on 
the other side of the stream. Here 
was seen the 

LARGBST of ai.i. PLANTS, 

"The Original Discovery." Quite 

a village is found here, with 
twelve wells well protected, elab 

machinery, good houses and 
all that, and all the well* yielding 

more or less. The lowest well 
down the hillside is not fifty feet 
from the twenty foot bluff of the 
river bank. It was the first driven 
well put down, and yet it will not 
be a year old until the late days of 
spring. Here it was told, every- 
one said so; they all say so in 
Bakersfield; most speak of it by 
the corporation title, that the plant 
is owned by the Atchison, Topeka 
& Santa Fe Railroad Company. 
1 he wells here are pumped by 
power transmission devices as de- 
scribed at "33" plant. Nothing 
was learned here about the vol- 
ume of the yield, whether it is 
great or small, or has passed the 
experimental stage or not. The 
evidences of activity on all sides 
impressed the visitors with the 
idea that whoever owns the plant 
is satisfied and has permanency in 
mind. Probably had inquiry been 
made the yield here and in any 
case could have been ascertained, 
but means of absolute verification 
would not have been at hand, and 
the whole region is so new and all 
the wells are as yet so young in 
days that it was not considered es- 
sential to go deeply into statis- 
tics or expend time, even had time 
permitted, to verify any statements 
that might have been furnished by 
conscience or enthusiasm. The 
actual truth will be soon enough 
known as to the real capacity of 
the average well in the Kern re- 
gion. 

The promoters and the main 
stockholders of the Sacramento 
and West Shore companies are A. 



muel, \V. !•:. Knowles and W. 

I'. Sesnoii, all of whom deserve 
much credit for the energy and 
enterprise they have show n in de- 

propertfes. 
I week an analysis was made 
at the laboratory of the University 
tlifornia of the oil from the 

West Shore well with the follow- 
ing report as the result- 

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San Francisco & McKittrick 
OIL COMPANY. 

Controls goo acres about three 
miles northwest of McKittrick 
(Kern county) and % mile from 
the largest well in the district. 



A limited amount of stock is now 
offered at $2.50 per share. 



Will mail prospectus if desired. 



H. U. MAXFIELD, Sec'ty. 

Room 3, Fourth Floor Mills Building 

SAN FRANCISCO. 
Telephone Red 3616. 



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LEE D. CRAIG 

Notary Public and 
Commissioner of Deeds 
316 Montgomery St. 

bet. California 

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The Peerless. 

The drilling of Peerless well No. 
3 n as completed at midnight be- 
tween February 27th and 28th, at 
a depth of 741 feet. 

The "log" of the well is as fol- 
lows; 

Surface to and including 342 
feet, earth, gravel and dry quick- 
sand; 

342 feet to and including 377 
feet, blue clay; 

377 feet to and including 397 
feet, water sand; 

397 feet to and including 400 
feet, blue clay; 

400 feet to and including 440 
feet, water sand; 

The water was shut off at 440 
feet; 

440 feet to and including 458 
feet, blue clay; 

Oil discovered at 458 feet; 

458 feet to and including 500 
feet, oil sand; (Good.) 

500 feet to and including 513 
feet, blue clay: 

513 feet to and including 563 
feet, oil sand; (Good.) 

563 feet to and including 594 
feet, blue clay; 

594 feet to and including 695 
feet, oil sand; (Prolific.) 

695 feet to and including 708 
feet, blue clay and gravel; 

708 feet to and including 739 
feet, oil sand; (Very prolific.) 

739 feet to and including 741 
feet, blue clay; 

In this well there is 224 feet of 
oil sand. 

It is the opinion of the contrac- 
tors and of the superintendent, as 
well as of the workmen who 
drilled the well, that well No. 3 is 
a better well than well No. 2. 
The casing in well No. 3 will not 
be perforated until the sand pump- 
ing of well No. 2 is entirely com- 
pleted. 

The drilling of well No. 4 be- 
gan on Monday, 5th inst, and it is 
expected to reach the oil sand at 
about the same depth as in wells 
Nos. 2 and 3 somewhere between 
March 12th and 14th. The drill- 
ing of this well will probably be 
completed shortly after March 
20th. 

The derrick is completed for 
Well No, 5, the drilling of which 
will begin as soon as well No. 4 
shall have been completed. 

The sand pumping of well No. 
2 is still in progress and it will be 
continued until the well produces 
only clean oil. The present pro- 
duct of the well is turned into a 
reservoir, where the oil and sand 
are separated. The oil is pumped 
from the reservoir to the fuel 
tanks attached to the boilers in use 
at the wells, also to the main tank, 
from which oil will be delivered to 
purchasers in the neighborhood. 

The superintendent will visit 
Los Angeles this week for the pur- 
pose of arranging for the purchase 
of a pumping jack and a pumping 
outfit as well as a standard drilling 
rig- 



Only Standard Rigs. 

R. H. Herron, the well known 
oil well driller and dealer in oil 
well machinery and supplies, has 
been in San Francisco this week. 
He is a firm believer in the future 
of the oil industry of California, 
and is backing up his belief by 
liberal expenditures of coin in the 
development of oil wells which 
have invariably proved when fin- 
ished to be large producers. 

He has wells in Fresno, Kern, 
Summerland, Los Angeles and 
other fields, and is also engaged in 
developing new territory, notably 
in Colusa county, where there are 
good oil indications, and where 
wells have not been drilled to a 
sufficient depth. He is now work- 
ing on a well which is down about 
400 feet, and has obtained a fine 
oil, which a test shows to be over 
90 per cent lubricant. The well 
will be drilledto perhaps 1000 feet 
before the oil stratum is reached. 
If the well proves to be the pro- 
ducer he expects, there will be a 
tremendous excitement in Colusa 
county, and Will S. Green of the 
Colusa Sun will be in a position to 
shake his hoary locks and say, "I 



A New Company. 

The Oil Basin Petroleum Com- 
pany has been recently organized. 
This company controls 160 acres of 
landin section 20, 23-17 in the Kit- 
tleman District, and has a TJ. S. 
patent. This land has been leased 
for twenty years. The company 
also controls some land in the Mc- 
Kittrick District. The directors of 
the company are: L. A. Prusso, 
E. N. Prusso, J. H. Moore, C. C. 
Curtis and F. K. Bowden, all of 
San Jose. The office of the com- 
pany is at San Jose, J. H. Moore 
being secretary. 



enced drillers in the State has been 
engaged and will at once take 
charge of matters on the oil fields, 
with the instructions of the board 
of directors to push work with all 
possible dispatch consistent with 
safety, so that with the latest im- 
proved machinery purchased by 
the company it expects to get 
down to oil producing within the 
next sixty days at latest. The 
sales of stock have been unprece- 
dented, so much so that the board 
have issued a circular letter to the 
stockholders stating that the price 
will be advanced 50 per cent on 
and after March 20th. 

When it is remembered that 
this company owns 640 acres lo- 
cated in one of the most desirable 
oil fields in the State, that it is capi- 
talized for $100,000, with $50,000 
in the treasury, and that not one 
share of stock has been sold since 
the incorporation of the company 
at less than par value ($1) the 
present status is more than credit- 
able to the management. 



Commenced Well No. 1. 

The standard rig recently pur. 
chased by the Sterling Oil and De. 
velopment Company has been pu^. 




The Bachelors' Company. 

The officials of the Bachelors' Oil 
Company have reason to feel well 
satisfied with the present condition 
of affairs. The report of the com- 
pany for the month of February 
just passed has been issued, and 
shows energetic handling ofaffairs 
that should be appreciated by the 
shareholders of the company. 

The company was formed four 
months ago, with 640 acres as its 
holdings. It now has a total area of 
1640 acres in nine different locali- 
ties in Bakersfield and Sunset dis- 
tricts of Kern county, a consider- 
able proportion of the holdings 
being adjacent to the producing 
wells. The drilling of well No. 1 
has been going on now for some 
time, and thus far there has been 
no serious accidents or stoppages 
in the work. The indications of oil 
are very abundant. The drill is 
now down about 300 feet in a 
marine formation. E. K. M;Cord, 
who has charge of the practical 
work of drilling the well, writes on 
March 5th, "That no better indica- 
tions for oil could be asked for than 
those that are found in the well now 
beingdrilled." This simply substan- 
tiates the reports of experts found- 
ed on the indications of oil which 
existed on the surface, and which 
prompted the officials of the com- 
pany to choose the spot for drilling. 
Mr. McCord is a man of twenty- five 
years' experience as a driller, and 
is competent and trustworthy. The 
stock of the company is now selling 
well at 75 cents a share, but as soon 
as the oil sand is struck, which will 
be in the course of a week or two at 
the outside, the stock of the com- 
pany will probably advance $5 per 
share. 

As soon as this well is completed 
another well will be started, and the 
work of development will continue 
in the different holdings of the com- 
pany. Mr. J. A. Bliss of Oakland, 
an Assemblyman of Alameda 
county, has recently become identi- 
fied with the Bachelors' Oil Com- 
pany, and is taking an active part 
in its management and upbuilding. 



WELLS OF THE PEERLESS CO. 



told you so." 

Mr. Herron is not only an ex- 
perienced driller in California, but 
also in Pennsylvania and other 
Eastern fields, and what he says 
should have considerable weight. 
He is a firm believer in the neces- 
sity of using only standard rigs, 
and condemns as unwise a policy 
which prompts a company to invest 
in a rig which is unable to drill to 
a sufficient depth. "I have no 
use in my business " says he, "for 
these light rigs, and do not wish 
to sell them even if a party de- 
mands them. A rig that will drill 
a water well cannot be depended 
upon to drill an oil well, and I do 
not wish to sell a rig that I know 
to be unable to meet the require- 
ments of the case. If other peo- 
ple want to sell water rigs let 
them do so, but none of that for 
me." Mr; Herron left for Los An- 
geles yesterday. 



The Fresno Alpha Oil Co. 

This company continues to make 
giant strides in the march to success 
and each week marks another 
period of activity and progress. 

The casing which was ordered 
some weeks ago through Messrs. 
Crane & Co. is expected to arrive 
in a few days. The drilling rig 
and machinery, engine and derrick 
are at this writing partly at the 
depot at Mendota and arriving 
daily. One of the most experi- 



into position, and Well No. 1 was 
commenced on their choice hold- 
ings in the Kern River Oil Dis- 
trict on Monday last. The fact 
that the Peerless to the south, the 
Gray Eagle to the north, the Sac- 
ramento to the northeast and the 
Reed company to the east have 
finished wells of large capacity, 
and as they are all within 20oyards 
of the Sterling line, makes it prac- 
tically certain that the Sterling 
has only to go down to strike the 
oil. This company will without 
doubt rank with the heavy produc- 
ers in the near future, for its land 
is oil bearing and its management 
energetic and reliable. 



The Gypsy Queen. 

This company was incorporated 
in December last, under the laws 
of the State of California. Capi- 
tal stock, 200,000 shares, at a par 
value of $1 each. Its incorpor- 
ators are amongst the leading busi- 
ness men of San Francisco. The 
officers are: Joseph H: Stulz, 
president; John Lackman, vice- 
president; Harry L- Baker, secre- 
tary; Wells, Fargo & Co., depos- 
itory. 



For Sale. 



Two Second-hand Standard Drilling 
tylachines, three Second-hand Standard 
Oil Country Drilling Rigs,. 

CHARLES W. DOWNES, 

6821 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 



Relief For Oil Miners. 

Senator Perkins has written to 
John M. Wright, chairman of the 
Mineral Lands Committee of the 
California Miners' Association, to 
effect that the bill to amend the 
petroleum act, prepared by that 
gentleman, has the approval of the 
Commissioner of the General Land 
Office. With this approval it is 
thought there should be no diffi- 
culty in securing the passage of the 
bill, in which the legitimate oil in- 
terests of California are deeply 
concerned. The body of the letter 
from Senator Perkins to Chairman 
Wright reads as follows: 

"I am in receipt of yours of the 
21st instant, with copy of the pro- 
posed bill relating to oil lands. I 
shall give the matter my most care- 
ful attention, and yesterday intro- 
duced the bill in the Senate. The 
measure has the approval of the 
Commissioner of the General Land 
Office, and I hope to secure some 
relief for the oil miners. I shall be 
most happy to co-operate with Sen- 
ator Bard, Mr. Lindley and Mr. 
Harris." 



To Lease. 

1200 acres of Oil Land in lots 
adjoining McKittrick Oil District 
on the south, in the richest Oil Belt 
in the State. For further informa- 
tion address, C. F. Burks, 321 Safe 
Deposit Building, San Francisco 
California. 



OIL RKPOR . 



KERN RIVER OIL CO. 



Capital Stock, : $100,000 

Pai 00. 

First National Bank • Depository 



DIRECTORS 

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Property located in FRESNO, 
KINGS and KERN counties 

Being NK _ of section 13.30-21, 
McKittruk district. 

E. ': of \V ■• of section 4, 29-2S. 
\V.', ofNW. ' 4 ' of section34.28-28. 
NE. ' 4 of section 28, 28-28. 
All of section 28, 27-28. 



A Splendid Quality of Oil is being ob- 
tained from the FLOWING WELL on 
Section 13. 



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Paper and Paper Bags, Twine 
and Supplies of every description 
incidental to the trade. 



We carry the Largest Stock. Our prices are 
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BARKER RANCH 
Oil Compay 

Controls the whole of the fatuous 
Barker Ranch in sections 4-5-6-29-29. 
consisting of over eleven hundred acres 
(patented) borderingon 

KERN RIVER, 

Near Bakersfield. 



DIRECTORS 



President 

Vice-President 

Secretary 

T- G. CROTHERS, 



U.SAMUELS 

J. DALZELL BROWN 

FRANK KOENIG 

MAURICE V. SAMUELS 



The Directors believe that Oil will be found 
in quantity and at no great depth. Treasury 
stock is being sold to insure adequate capital for 
extensive development of this very large holding. 
Listed on CALIFORNIA OIL EXCHANGE. 

Prospectus on request at office of Secretary, 



KOENIG'S 123 Kearny St. 

SAN FRANCISCO. 



Incorporated Oct. 3, 1899. 

NEW HOPE OIL CO. 

Capital $100,000 
100,000 Shares : : at $1.00 



This Company owns 1280 acres of patented land, 
sections 11 and 29, township 27 S, range 27 east, 
M. D. M., Kern Co. California. 



C. R. Splivalo, Italian Paste Co., 307 Battery 
St,. San Francisco. 

C. S. Laumeister, Flour Mills, 184 Mission St., 
San Francisco. 

H, Dotard, Wholesale Grain and Commission 
Merchant, 125 Davis St., San Francisco. 

C. B. Stone, Manager San Francisco Breweries 
Ltd., 240 Second St., San Francisco. 

Thos. B. Bishop, Attorney, Bishop and Wheeler, 
532 Market street, San Francisco. 

J. W. McDonald, President and and General 
Manager City Street improvement Co., Mills 
Bldg, San Francisco. 

W. E. Dennison, President Steiger Terra Cotta 
& Pottery Works, 1556 Market st,, San Francisco. 



Ml. Diablo Oil Company 

14 SANSOME ST. 

San Francisco 
OFFERS FOR INVESTMENT 

A Legitimate 

Oil Investment 



in Land and Oil wells, two hours from 
San Francisco; two miles from San 
Pablo, Contra Costa County, where 
purchasers may see the land and oil 
wells before purchasing. 

For full particulars, circulars, etc., 
apply to 



J.W.LAYMANB 

SECRETARY 

14 SANSOME St. 



OIL LAND FOR SALE. 
W ACRES..-— 

T. H. CHANDLER, 

Room 3, Fourth Floor, Mills Bldg. 



The Telegraph department of 
the Southern Pacific Company 
dispensed \\ ith all other makes and 
now use the Smith-Premier 
Exclusively. 

ALS MftPCTHlM ^ 

200 BANKS NOW USE 

SMITHPREMIER Type- 

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We rent new Typewriters 
Art Catalogue. 
L. & M. ALEXANDER & COMPANY 

no Montgomery St., S. F. 



branches: 
Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles 



If You Want ™d°s 

in any of the best localities in the 
State call on 

BEGGS&GUTTER, 

240 Montgomery St. 



100 choice Nome Claims for Sale 




OFFICERS: 

C. R, Splivalo President 

W. E, Dennison Secretary 



General Office, Room 45, 
FifthFIoor, Mills Building S. F. 



Capital 100,000 shares, par value of $5. 
GEO. W. TURNER President. 

Property located in Kern County, near Mc- 
Kittrick. and in Santa Clara Comity, near Alma. 

A limited amount of stock is now offered at 
$1.00 per share, payable in installments of 20 per 
cent, [monthly. 

W 11 mail Prospectus if desired. 

CHAS. F. BURKS, Secretary. 
321 Safe Deposit Building, San Francisco. 



Bovaird & Seyfang Wig Co. 

MANUFACTURERS OF 

Stationary and Portable Boilers, Steam Engines, 

Iron Tanks. Rig Iron Outfits. Drilling and Fishing Tools 

And everything needed to drill and operate 

Oil, Gas & Artesian Wells 

Manufacturers agents for 

Tubing, Casing, Pipe Fittings. Valves Etc. 

Natural Gas Plants a Specialty. Cable address, "Boaug" A B C & Private Codes 

BRADFORD, PA., U. S. A. 



The Great Northern 
Oil Company^^) 

Controls 1280 acres at the junc- 
tion of the Coalinga and Union 
oil belts, Fresno and San Benito 
counties. 



Capitalized at $600,000, in 600,000 
shares, par value $1.00. 

STOCK NON-ASSESSABLE. 



A Limited No. of Shares of Treasury Stock 
will be Sold at $1 per.' Share. 

Main Office, - - 783 Market St 

HON. W.J. WESTERFIELD, President. 
W. B. DENNISON, Secretary and Treasurer. 



WISEMAN'S LAND BUREAU 

237 W 1st. street 

Los Angeles. California. (Established 18S5) 



Headquarters for School and Governmen 
Lands in California. School Land only I1.25 at 
acre, on easy terms. Lands ahound in all coun- 
ties; require no condition as to residence or occu- 
pation. Cheapest, salest and surest investment! 
in America to man or woman. Send stamp for 
our land hook. 



PIPE FOR SALE. 



2000 feet, 5 -inch, Dipped, Standard 
Iron Pipe, Screw Joint As good as new 
For Sale Cheap. 

SANTA BARBARA ICE CO. 



FORTUNES IN OIL ! 



Continental Oil And Development Company 



INCORPORATED. 



ONLY 6000 SHARES 



Of which iooo were put on the 
market, over half sold the first 10 
days.This is a genuine opportunity 
for an oil investment. The company 
owns by United States Patent five 
20-acre tracts in the 

Oil Basin, Kings county 

the richest Oil Bearin s 
in the belt 




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»» The Company also owns 

| 960 ACRES 

\\ Adjoining OIL CITY, the famous 
oil district of California. We have 
made arrangements for the latest 
improved machinery and will 
shortly be boring for oil, at which 
time stock cannot be had at the 
price now offered. 



J 



WM. CORBIN, President. A, E. RUDEEE, Secretary. 



222 Sansome Street 



No Assessments. 




Oriental Oil Co. 



OF SAN FRANCISCO. 

Incorporated under the laws of California. 



£ Capital Stock $100,000. Divided into 100,000 Shares, Pap Value ! 



M 

SB* 
Wi 

1 each $55 



We have acquired title to the southeast quarter of section 26 - 



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township 23 S, of range 17 E., M. D. B. & M., in Kings pjf 



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county, California, Kreyenhagen Oil District, on the oil belt fe|£ 

The Kreyenhagen company eight miles northwest of us $j| 

&M was the first to strike oil in the district. 3fcl 



Pacific Oi 



a FOR SALE 

ter at - 



OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS— L. B. McMurtry, President; H. H 
&7S Harlow, Vice-President; E. W. Kay, Secretary and Manager; Crocker- y^j; 
<?}& Woolworth Bank depository; J. R. Hitchcock, I. T. Bell. \J$0. 



Office, PARROTT BUILDING, 

82 5" 8 55 Market street. San Francisco. 



FIFTH FLOOR 
ROOMS06 



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PARKE & LACY CO. 



21 & 23 FREMONT ST 
SAN FRANCISCO. 



Engines, Boilers and Pumps for 



^*s OIL ^ WELLS s*&? 



Well Boring and Drilling Tools Prompt Delivery Guaranteed 



Opportunities for Investment 



The Diamond Oil Company owns 640 acres 
of the best oil land in the celebrated McKittrick 
District, in Kern county, California, with per- 
fect title. 

There, are wells flowing and producing within 
three miles and all around it. 

At present there are twenty-four flowing and 
producing oil wells in this district, producing 
from one hundred to two thousand barrels each 
per day. 

The Diamond Oil Company's land is in town- 
ship 29 south, range 21 east, M. D. M,, in Kern 
county, in the McKittrick District, six miles 
from the railroad and within five miles of the 
great flowing McKinsey well, and by the re- 
ports of two of the best oil expert geological 
survevors of the Pacific Coast pronounced to 
be the best of oil land. 

Only a limited amount of stock wili be sold 
at one dollar per share, as the value of the 
stock will double as soon as active work begins, 
as we are in the heart of the richest and most 
productive oil belt in California. 



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OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. 



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Hon. E. D. Berri - - - President 
Gen. W. H. Seamans - Vice-President 

W. W. Allen Sr., 

Secretary and General Manager 
Colombian Bane - • Depository 



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DIRECTORS 

W.H. SEAMAN3 
Adjutant-General State of California 

t J. TRDMAN 
President Columbian Bank 

PHILLIP LAWRENCE. 
Assistant Secretary of State, South Dakota 

JOHNJENklN 
Harrow, Wade, Guthrie & Co, Accountant!, 
London, Manchester, New York, San Francisco. 
WM. PARDY, 
factnc State* Building, Loan & Ravines Society 
San Francisco. 
B.D. BERRI 
Carpet Dealer, San Francisco 
W. C ALBERGER 
Mining Engineer, San Francisco 
GEO. L. HARRIS 
Onfced State* Nary, retired 
W. W. ALLEN, SR, 
Attorney-at-Iaw, San Framcisoo 



One of the Best Oil Districts in California 



CPAUNS4 

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KERN COUNTY. 

R-.21E. R.J2E. 



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OIL 

Wells- 



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Wells- 



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Incorporated under the 

laws of South 

Dakota. 



Capital Stock, $500,000 

FULLY PAID UP 

And Non-Assessable 

Divided into 500,000 

shares at the par 

value of $1 each. 

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SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.. FRIDAY MARCH 



Price Tj n Cj 



OIL FUEL FOR SHIPS. 

It in Superceding Conl Kj 8hlpa 
of All Nation- 

1 be following int i tide 

ontributed by Mr. \\ . E. von 
the Cen- 
tury Oil Company. The article 
Daily published in a Ger- 
man paper, and was tr.m-~l.itnl 
by Mr. vim Jobannsen: 

The Hamburg-American line has 
the intention to arrange some of 
their large freight steamers, still in 
course of construction i"< >r thi 
Asiatic trade, for oil fuel. The 
fuel oil to be Usui is to be the 
crude oil now developed in Bor- 
neo. The "Hohenzollern," the 
German Emporer's private yacht. is 
being reconstructed in Kiel at the 
present time. Among other 
changes the boilers will be so al- 
tered as to use a patent oil fuel 
apparatus. The coal bins are to 
be halved and part of same are to 
be built out as oil reservoirs and 
likewise smaller oil reservoirs are 
to be put up in the tiring rooms. 

In this place we wisli to refer to 
the interesting report about the 
trial trips of the Haliotis of the 
Shel line wherein many of the ad- 



mile-, used a whole ton of coal. 
while for the same distance it 
needed onlv half a ton of crude 
oil. The trials with oil fuel on the 

torpedo boat "Talbot" have given 

such excellent result-- that the 
commander of the boat in his re- 
port to the United States Govern- 
ment recommended the emploj 

meiit of oil fuel for the smaller 

vessels of the U. S. Navy. 

The British Mercantile Marine so 
far has had very good experience 

in employing liquid fuel. Recently 

the tank steamer "Syrian" has bad 
a trial on a large scale which gave 
such good results that the ('.range 
mouth Dockyard Company has 
changed the specifications of the 
sister ship of the "Syrian," the 
"Syria," so as to require oil fuel 
in place ot coal. In the British 
Navy the trials on the torpedo boat 
destroyer, "Surly," in June, 1890, 
were not quite satisfactory. It was 
reported that owing to the smaller 
evaporation of the oil the speed of 
the ship was less than one employ- 
ing coal, but according to the Ma- 
rine Almanac for 1900 it is stated 
that a test on a large scale and 
giving a wider sphere toobtain re- 
sults are to be taken up again on 
the "Surly." 

In the French navy they have 



HOLLISTER OIL FIELDS. ANOTHER PANOCHE WELL 



Land Leased by Eastern and San 

Francisco Capitalists 

Col. E. J. Beane, an oil man. has 
been missing for some weeks from 

his headquarters at the Occidental 

Hotel, and a number of people 
have been wondering what the as- 
tute gentleman was up to. The 
following article from the Ilollister 
lice will serve to enlighten the ig- 
norant : 

lor some time we have had rea- 
son to believe both from expert 

testimony and personal knowledge 

that the oil trend of this part of 
California runs from Los Angeles 
through the Bakersfield, Kings' 
county, Coalinga, Vallecifos, Pan- 
oche and Bitterwatcr districts 
thence through the whole length 
of this county, passing west of 
Hollister and San Juan to Santa 
Clara. The prospecting of the 
last few weeks has justified our 
belief. In course of conversation 
we found that Assessor McCon- 
nell had been working along the 
same lines for some months and 



The Union oil Company Completes 

Its Fifth Well. 

The Hanford Journal -:nv 
"Parties in this eity received a 

telephone last Saturday evening 

announcing that a ,\<«h> barrel oil 
well hail been struck by the Union 
Oil Co. over in San Benito Count)', 
near which several companies in 
corporated here h.i\ e property. 
The Union oil Company has al 

read) had six wells drilled, but 
capped before this one came in." 

This report is greatlj exagger- 
ated. A gentleman direct from the 
Panoche district, and one of the 

t landholders there, states the 

new well to lie about the same as 
those already drilled by the Union 
Oil Company, and that it is good 
for 100 barrels a day. 

Thus far there have been no 
"gushers" found in the Panoche 
belt. There is likely to be one de- 
veloped at any time, and the report 
of such a strike would not be a sur- 
prise, but a "3000-barrel well" is a 
''leetle" too much, even in these 
times of great expectations. 




View oS Producing Wells in Section 3, Township 29, Range 28, Kern River District, Known as Southern Pacific Co's. Wells. 



vantages are enumerated which 
the employment of liquid fuel of- 
fers on board steamers in compari- 
son to coal. 

First of all, the greater amount 
of heat which can be obtained 
from tHe liquid fuel is an import- 
ant factor; next the greater 
amount of freight space available 
owing to the diminution of weight 
in the fuel material. This is an 
advantage which is of especially 
vital importance for the steamers 
in tbeir trade between Europe and 
Eastern Asia, where they rely 
mostly upon supplies of low grade 
Japanese or East Indian coal. A 
further advantage of this fuel is 
contained in the possibility of 
quicker supply, as at the utmost 
a steamer can coal only from 60 to 
80 tons of coal per hour, while 
during the same. time 400 tons of 
oil can be pumped on board. 
Furthermore, the reports shows, 
the service of the firemen is very 
much simplified. Oil fuel devel- 
ops only very little smoke which 
is of extraordinary importance, es- 
pecially for men-of-war. The only 
disadvantage of the oil fuel is the 
loss of fresh water.which is needed 
to develop the steam necessary for 
the spraying of oil. To speak of 
trialson board men-of-war we men- 
tion that on board the American 
torpepo boat "Stiletto" which gave 
very favorable results with oil fuel, 
as a boat on a trip of 28 nautical 



made trials on board of the iron- 
clad "Gaulois" with mixed fuel of 
coal and fuel oil. The report was 
not very favorable and it was ex- 
plained therein that liquid fuel 
required twice as much draft as 
coal, and the vessels were not 
constructed to comply with this re- 
quirement. Nevertheless, the value 
and possibilities of liquid fuel 
has been so far appreciated, that 
in an estimate in 1900 for 
French Men-of War to be con- 
structed, seven torpedo boat de- 
stroyers have been specified as re- 
quiring mixed fuel, that is, both to 
burn either coal or oil. 

According to the Marine Alman- 
ac there are being made very ex- 
tensive trials with liquid oil fuel 
in the Italian Navy, as on three 
iron-clads, nine torpedo cruisers 
and two torpedo boat destroyers, 
this liquid fuel is being tested. In 
the Russian Navy at this present 
time a torpedo boat of the first- 
class is being fired with oil as a 
trial, but during the course of this 
year more extensive tests are to be 
made in this direction. 



The Pacific Oil Reporter 
turns out the best and cheapest 
prospectuses, maps, folders, etc., 
of any printing establishment in 
the city. We know what the oil 
men want, and supply it promptly. 
We have our own type, presses, 
etc. Send for samples. 



came to the conclusion that a rich 
oil field was near Hollister. Ow- 
ing to his position and long resi- 
dence in this county Col. E- J. 
Beane, an oil expert of experience 
in the principal oil fields in the 
United States was sent to him by 
Eastern and San Francisco capital- 
ists, any one of whom can command 
at least $100,000 cash on ten 
minutes' notice. This company will 
be a close corporation, offering no 
stock for sale and entering into the 
enterprise as a legitimate business 
transaction. After a critical exam- 
ination of the land suggested by 
Assessor McConnell, Col. Beane 
reported to his employers that 
there was a good field for invest- 
ment near Hollister. He was in- 
structed to secure leasesof the land 
near this town. Col. Beane and 
Assessor McConnell have been dili- 
gently at work and after the neces- 
i-ary lelays and changes in the 
leases, have leased nearly 4000 acres 
of land for the San Francisco Com- 
pany. The leases are absolutely- 
fair to both parties. The owner of 
the land will receive 10 per cent 
royalty on all oil found on his 
place. The San Francisco Com- 
pany guarantee tocommence work 
inside of a year and after the first 
year haselapsed to pay a rental for 
the oil privileges for a specified 
number of years. 



The Sterling. 

Win. Ellery, the secretary and 
treasurer of the Sterling Oil and 
Development Company, reports 
that the new standard rig is work- 
ing very successfully on well No. 
1 of the Sterling company. The 
work was commenced on Monday, 
March 6th, and the well is now 
down about 350 feet, and will 
strike oil about the middle of next 
week. There is no doubt but 
that the company will strike oil, 
as it is surrounded by producing 
wells on every side, and the ques- 
tion of doubt does not enter in the 
project at all. It is simply a ques- 
tion of a standard rig and experi- 
enced men to handle it, and these 
they have. 



A Gigantic Deal 

Columbus, O., March 16. — A 
special from Toledo says : 

The English Petroleum Syndicate 
of London, the foreign branch of the 
Standard Oil Company, is reliably 
reported to have closed a gigantic- 
deal in the Ohio oil field by which 
it absorbs the Cudahy combination 
of Chicago, and the Manhattan Oil 
Company. The consideration is 
said to be $7,500,000. 



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FRIDAY MiRCH 16 1900 



The Bakersfield Californian 
editorially takes a 
Newspaper San Francisco 
Fakirs- weekly paper 

severely to task, 
giving as a reason that it is 
advertising in glowing terms an 
oil company which claims to have 
a large amount of excellent oil 
land in Kern county but which on 
investigation proves to have no 
land whatever in that county or 
in any other so far as can be 
learned. 

The paper in question is not the 
only one which is guilty of boom- 
ing fake companies. It is a well 
known fact among oil men that al- 
most every paper in San Francis- 
co at any rate, will take any ad- 
vertisement that is brought into it, 
whether it be a fake patent medi- 
cine advertisement or a fake oil 
advertisement. This includes the 
large dailies as well as the smaller 
and less important weeklies. It 
is also a well-known fact that a 
great many people are lamenting 
they were induced to invest in the 
stock of certain companies owing 
to the fact that the stock in these 
companies was spoken of so highly 
by one of the leading Republican 
da- lies of the state. The stock of 
these companies has greatly depre- 
ciated, and those who invested four 
months ago are not now able to sell 
their stock for much more than one- 
half what they paid for it. 

It might be interesting to know 
that one of the largest holders of 
the original stock in these compa- 
nies was the editor of the paper in 
question, which has steadfastly 
boomed the stock in the companies 
in which he was interested, and is 
now engaged in booming stock in 
other companies officered largely 
by the same people, whose opera- 
tions have been successful to them- 
selves, but have proved very un- 
satisfactory to the average small 
investor who was induced to buy a 
small block of stock. 

It is probably the case that the 
same methods will be employed 
in the new companies now forming; 
at any rate the paper is engaged 
in booming the new companies in 
the same way that it was engaged 



in booming the old companies. It 
is also probable that as the editor 
in question made a large amount of 
money through his former oil stock 
operations, he probably expects to 
make an equal amount in the oper- 
ations now pending. The Bakers- 
field Californian need not look very 
far from home to discover where 
the new operations are to be made. 



What Bakersfield is to Kern 
county, Hollister.the 
A New county seat of San 

OH Center. Benito county, 
ought to be to the 
large oil district of which it is the 
center. At present it is a thrifty 
little village, pleasantly situated 
in the center of a productive val- 
ley, with the Mt. Diablo range on 
the east and the Gabilan on the 
west. It is an agricultural and 
grazing country, and is reached by 
a spur track 15 miles south of 
Gilroy. Being off the main line of 
travel it is little known. Within 
the last few months rumors have 
been put afloat of remarkably rich 
indications of oil found in almost 
every part of San Benito county. 
In the Panoche district in the 
southwest, the Union Oil Com- 
pany has five producing wells, the 
last one having reached oil within 
ten days and producing at least 
100 barrels a day. It is capped 
and guarded and no one can tell 
just what it will produce. The 
rumor that it is a "gusher" and 
yields 3000 barrels, is absurd. 
Other wells are being drilled as fast 
as standard rigs can get the holes 
down, and the Big Panoche, the 
San Benito, the Dos Palos, the 
Esmeralda, and a dozen other com- 
panies expect to open up big pro- 
ducers within a short time. These 
are all operating in the southwest 
portion of the county. 

Within the last month two of the 
best oil experts in the state have 
enlisted prominent business men 
of San Benito county on their side, 
and ivith their aid have leased and 
bonded over 20,000 acres of what 
they believe to be as good oil 
land as can be found in the state. 
They affirm they represent abund- 
ant capital and will have rigs at 
work within thirty days. 

If their statements are true, and 
we have no reason to doubt them, 
San Benito county soon will be a 
scene of great activity in oil mat- 
ters. There will be machine shops, 
pipe lines, storage tanks, immense 
freight traffic, supplies of all kinds. 
All this trade would naturally 
come to Hollister, provided the 
little town wakes up to its possi- 
bilities, and provided also it does 
not try to play the hog, and charge 
"all the traffic will bear." 

Hollister has a bright future be- 
fore it, unless all signs fail; but it 
needs to be alive to the situation, 
and to offer inducements to trade, 
rather than by a selfish policy to 
estrange trade and drive it else- 
where. 



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Reporter. 



Petroleum Center. 

Manager E. F. Beck returned to 
Bakersfield yesterday, having been 
in the city for a few days. On 
Wednesday he received a telegram 
to the effect that the string of tools 
had been fished out of well No. 2, 
on 28, 28-28. The well is now down 
340 feet, and it is expected that 
the well will be drilled to about 600 
feet. Well No. 1, on 8, 28-28, is 
down 822 feet, and has now about 
fifty feet of oil sand. It will be 
drilled to 950 feet, when the rig 
will be taken to well No. 3. Mr. 
Beck says that a good deal of dif- 
ficulty has been experienced from 
sand in the Kern Riverdistrict, and 
that a great mistake has been made 
by a good many companies in that 
they have used too small a casing 
to start with. He thinks a 14-inch 
casing is necessary, and that a hy- 
draulic jack is necessary to keep a 
steady pressure on the casing and 
force it down on the sand. 



Oil Dividends. 

The directors of the United 
States Crude Oil Co. have declared 
their regular monthly dividend of 2 
per cent, payable on the 15th inst. 
Checks will be mailed stockholders 
from the company's office, 208 
Laughlin Building, in Eos Angeles. 

The Central Oil Company has 
declared its first monthly dividend 
of 1 per cent, payable March 10 at 
the offices of the company in the 
Douglas Building in Los Angeles. 

The American Oil Company will 
pay its regular monthly dividend 
of 2 cents a share on March 10. 

The Yukon Oil Co., of Los An- 
geles, will paya dividendof 4cents 
a share on March 19, and the Rex 
Oil Company a dividend of 5 cents 
a share on March 22, both payable 
at the offices of Easton.Eldridge & 
Co., Los Angeles. 

The Union Oil Co. has declared 
a dividend of 30 cents a share. 



California's Oil Bonanza. 

Referring to the fact that crude 
petroleum is now being used for 
fuel for locomotives in California, 
P C. Boyle, of Oil City, Pa., who 
is familiar with the oil industry, said 
that it was the logical outcome. 
"California oil," he said, is a very 
low gravity, and only a small per- 
centage of it has any illuminating 
quality. It is excellent, however, 
for fuel purposes, and if the supply 
is sufficient it will easily drive coal 
from the Pacific Coast. 

"It will be used for many other 
purposes besides fuel for locomo- 
tives. The market price of the oil 
is at present something over one 
dollar a barrel, which, as fuel 
makes it less than half the cost of 
coal. 

"I have no doubt the oil deposit 
in California will be found to be 
extensive. Some of the wells are 
very productive, yielding at the 
start as much as 400 barrels a day." 

New York Commercial. 



If you want to buy oil lands, lease 
or promote oil companies, call on 
A. Barieau, Oil Land Expert, Room 
505 Call Building. 



San Benito County. 

Just now the papers are full of 
Kern county oil news, the reason 
being th t most of the develop- 
ment work is being made in this 
portion of the. state. Here is 
where the money is being spent, 
rigs being erected, pipe lines and 
pumping plants being built. The 
time is not far distant, however, 
before other portions of the State 
will be seeing such development 
work as Kern county. One of the 
most promising sections, so far as 
future development work is con- 
cerned is San Benito county, both 
on the east as well as on the west- 
ern boundary. On the western 
portion of the county lies the Gabi- 
lan range of hills where there are 
oil indications which have quanti- 
ty as well as quality, which can- 
not be surpassed in the state. On 
the eastern side of the Mt. Diablo 
range are even better and more 
abundant indications, and wells 
have already been drilled which 
have struck oil, and which are 
now capped, waiting for the 
pipe lines which are to be built as 
soon as a sufficient number of pro- 
ducing wells have been drilled to 
make a pipeline a necessity. 

The San Benito county oil is a 
refining oil, and the process by 
which it is refined is no longer an 
uncertainty. Those who are best 
acquainted with this oil say that it 
can be refined equal to the best of 
eastern oil, and there is no doubt 
but that some of the most influen- 
tial oil companies in the state are 
using their utmost endeavors to 
gain control of the land in San 
Benito county either by purchase 
or by lease. It is to be hoped that 
those who obtain control of this land 
will be men of standing who will 
use the land for absolute develop- 
ment, rather than for mere specu- 
lative purposes. 

Barker Ranch. 

M. V. Samuels spent nearly all 
of last week in Kern county, and 
succeeded in making several im- 
portant contracts for finishing old 
wells and drilling new. 

For the Barker Ranch Oil Com- 
pany Mr. Samuels made a contract 
with H. H. Schultz to complete 
well No. 1, which is now down 405 
feet. A hydraulic rig will be used. 
This well is located on section 
5, 29-29. 

For the Oil Queen Company he 
made a contract with J. H. Mar- 
tin for a well on 6, 29-29. 

For the White Range and Rio 
Bravo Companies he arranged with 
Ott &Stevenson of Summerland, 
for the drilling of a partnership 
well on the line of sections 31 and 
32, 28-29. A standard rig will be 
used. G. D. Clarke represents the 
WhiteRange and M de Laveaga the 
Rio Bravo companies. 

Each of these wells will be com- 
menced before April 8th. 



Oil men should patronize an oil 
paper for their printing, especially 
if it gives them better work than 
they can get elsewhere. Send us 
your job work. 



Around San Jutin 
M If. < ■ I lately, th 

-.change, lias been mak- 
ing fa 

month at a little town south "I 
Gilroy called San Juan. It 

.1 fnmi Hotlister on 
the other. Mr. Ogden has not 

been talking very much for the 
public, but ha-, been putting in his 

endeavors to obtain I 
from oil land in that portion of S.in 
Benito and Santa Clara counties, 

extending his operations south into 
Monterey county. He has now se- 
cured over |6,000 acres of land 
which he believes to be as good oil 
land as can be found in the United 
States. He has samples of the oil 
taken from various localities in this 
portion of the state, and he pro- 
nounces this oil to be of an excep- 
tionally tine quality, having a par- 
aline base and being easily refined- 
He is representing men of much 
capital who will begin at once the 
work of active development, and 
derricks will be erected within 
thirty days. Those living in this 
portion of the country may soon 
expect to have a wave of prosper- 
ity roll over them, and the income 
they receive from their royalties 
from oil ought to be greater than 
any they have received in previous 
years from wheat, or fruit, or sugar 
beet, or stocks. 



The Dos Palos. 



A Company in Trouble. 

The Aetna Oil Company of Riv- 
erside seems to be in trouble over 
misrepresentations of land, they 
having advertised to have perfect 
title to 640 acres in Kern county, 
when such is not the case. A 
Bakersfield paper pays its editorial 
compliments to the Aetna company 
in this wise: 

"The scrippers have broken out 
strongly at Riverside in this state, 
it seems from newspaper reports 
that a corporation has been formed 
in which the people of Riverside 
have been induced to take consid- 
erable interest. Representations 
are made to them that the corpora- 
tion has a large area of lands, the 
title to which is good; that these 
lands are valuable for oil, and that 
the corporation is certain to be very 
successful in its development of 
said lands for oil purposes. The 
title to these lands, as we are in- 
formed, rests wholly upon the for- 
est reserve scrippers' claim. Like 
every other such claim, it is based 
upon perjury and fraud, and the 
government of the United States 
will undoubtedly see that it is not 
consummated. No commiseration 
would be felt for the corporation or 
its promotors, but it is likely that 
innocent people who know nothing 
of the frauds will be deceived and 
deluded into making investments 
in the stock of this corporation 
and may be despoiled of whatever 
they may invest. 



r oil 
:ied than the . 

nd Development Comp 
. promoters, directors and 

chief stockholders are men who .ire 
either residents of the Panoche 
country themselves, or ate familiar 
with it from near l>\ residents. 

For many years it has been 
known that oil exists in very many 
mil quite abundantly 
throughout tins portion of San 
Benito and Fresno counties. It is 
quite difficult in some portions of 

this district to obtain suitable 
drinking water from a well, owing 

to the fact that oil seeps into the 

water and makes it unfit for use. 

Some years ago an attempt to 
obtain an oil well was made ill this 
district, but the attempt proved a 
failure owing to the fact that unlit 
tools were used — no power was 
available except hand power — and 

after drilling, or rather attempting 

to drill for a short distance, the 
work was abandoned, owing to a 
crooked hole. 

The Dos Palos Company has se- 
cured a large tract of the best oil 
land in this district. The machin- 
ery has already been purchased, 
and the work of active drilling will 
commence immediately. The com- 
pany expects oil at about 700 feet, 
and will not be content with one 
well, but will continue to bore more, 
and expects to develop about six 
by January, 1901. 

The San Francisco office of the 
company is at room 33, second floor 
Mills building, where full informa- 
tion in regard to the holdings of the 
company, stock, etc., can be ob- 
tained, and where samples of the 
oil from seepages on the land of 
the company can be examined. 



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her 1 i from the new 

pipe line of the Union Oil Com 
pany at S.in 1'edro. 



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Washington Building;, 
Write us foi partlculara. tch. 



For Lease & For Sale 

Kern County Oil Land 

Northwest of McKittrick. 

TERMS EASY 



Wanted — Men to contract 
drill one or more wells. 



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An Oil Barge. 

The Union Oil Company's new 
oil barge Santa Paula will soon 
make her first trip south. She is 
a wooden vessel of 10,000 barrels 
capacity and constructed on ex- 
actly the same plan as the big 
barges of the Standard Oil Com- 
pany, used for the transportation 
of oil on the Atlantic coast. She 
was built at I.ureka, Cal., and has 



Richardson Land Co. 

Tulare, Cal. 

Drillers Wanted 

Persons desirous of contracting 
for the sinking of oil wells on Im- 
perial Oil and Development Co. 's 
lands in Fresno and Kern coun- 
ties, can obtain full particulars 
by applying at the office, 

624 Emma Spreckles Building, 

927 Market Street, S. F 



WELL 
DRILLING 

Sand Lines, etc., g. 

Block Clips, 
ilL Clamps, Sheaves, etc. 

John A. Roebling's Sons Co 

25S-27 FREMONT ST., 

San Francisco, Cal. 



Works, Trenton, New Jersey. 



Producing Oil Properties. 



THE Mc CARTHY CO. 

James P. McCarthy President 

IC, Avery McCarthy Secretaiy 

a66 MARKET ST.. SAN FRANCISCO. 



GIBB S OI L CO. 

Capitalized at $600,000, in 12,000 
Shares, par value, $50.00 



5000 shares will be soid at $5 per share payable 

in monthly installments of $1 per share. 

CompaDy owns 2,560 acres in the southern part o 

Fresno County. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Dr. AsaCi,ark - - President 

M. P. Stein - Vice-President 

H. W. Taylor - - Secretary 

W. H. Lorenz H. T. Compton 



Stockton Savings Bank, Treasurer 
1*1. B. ESTBS.M. D., 

209 Turk Street, - City Agent 



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STERLING 



Has Commenced 
Number 



Oil Well 
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This company has purchased a Standard Rig and well No. I was commenced on Monday, 
March 6. There are SIX WELLS ADJOINING the Sterling— NOT MILES AWAY— four 
being less than 200 yards distant, one 500 feet, and one ONLY 250 feet away, which fact, to 
use the words of a prominent oil expert, "makes it practically certain that the Sterling has 
only to go down to strike the oil." The above mentioned wells average 100 barrels 
per dav, and their depths range from 700 to 800 feet. We own by United States Patent the 
northeast quarter of section 31, in the famous township 28-28, in the Kern River Oil District, 
a field which is past the experimental stage, over 50 producing wells having been developed 
during the past six months. 

A limited number of shares from the treasury stock is offered at $1.00 per share- 
We court the most thorough investigation on the part of prudent investors. 
Prospectus and maps for the asking. 

STERLING OIL AND DEVELOPMENT CO. 



35=36 Crocker Building, San Francisco Cal. 



Telephone Bed 1751 



Directors: W. S. Gage, President: J. A. Bunting, Vice-President; J. C. Hampton, 
W. K. Masten, H. H. Blood. Wm. Ellery. Secretary-Treasurer. 



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Consolidation Effected. 

The two Oil Exchanges of San 
Francisco, after a great deal of 
sparring have finally concluded to 
join forces and act in concert. 
Their committees have agreed up- 
on a proposition, which unless 
some unfortunate difficulty arises, 
will be carried through to a suc- 
cessful termination. The Califor- 
nia Oil Exchange will abandon its 
quarters, practically go out of ex- 
istance, and become identified with 
the Producers Oil Exchange, 
which has its place of business in 
the Mills Building. 

Just what occasioned this action 
it is hard to say, unless it be the 
fact that lack of business and the 
antagonism of a good many import- 
ant companies has forced some 
sort of action. It is pretty well 
understood that Mr. G. W. Terrill 
will continue as president of the 
Producers Oil Exchange, which 
will now consist of the fifty-six or- 
iginal members of the Producers' 
Oil Exchange, together with the 
sixty-five brokers of the California 
Oil Exchange. J. L. King will re- 
tain his position as chairman, and 
R. W. Heath as secretary. 

The California Oil Exchange 
will vacate its old quarters and 
join the Producers as soon as the 
details of leaving their old quar- 
ters and of arranging their finances 
can be agreed upon. There is no 
doubt but th at there has been a 
great deal of opposition to the O' 
Exchanges of San Francisco. 
Whether this was due to the 
action and management of the 
California Oil Exchange or of the 
Producers Oil Exchange is hard to 
say, but certainly the California 
Oil Exchange has had to bear the 
brunt of the criticism. The new 
arrangement means the consolida- 
tion of all the best interests 
of the oil stock brokers and 
dealers in one strong organi- 
zat'on. It will mean the over- 
hauling of the list of companies 
and some of the companies now 
listed will probably have thei r 
names removed. When this is 
done, the names of other companies 
will be added. The new board 
will also work in harmony with the 
Los Angeles board, and will soon 
be prepared to sell certificates of 
oil stock. If the board is rightly 
managed, there is no doubt but 
that it will do a very large busi- 
ness in the sale of shares of oil com- 
panies and of certificates of oil 
stock. There is also no doubt but 
that rightly conducted, the new 
board will merit the confidence of 
companies that now regard an oil 
exchange as a detriment not only 
to themselves but to the oil indus- 
try in general. Up to the present 
time, with few exceptions, the Cali- 
fornia Oil Exchanges have proved 
a detriment rather than an aid to 
any company which was listed 
with them. It is believed that 
vtnder the new arrangement the 
result will be different, and that a 
company will be greatly benefited 
by having its stock listed with the 
new oil exchange. 



Late Kern News- 
The Giant Company, at McKit- 
trick, a kindred institution to the 
California Standard, dropped into 
the oil sand Monday at 825 feet. 

The faith that is held in the 
value of the territory about the 
point where 28-28, 28-29,29-28 and 
29-29 corner, is shown by the fact 
that within a few days five rigs will 
move in there and begin drilling. 

A deep well contract has been 
entered into by Ott & Stephenson 
and the White Range and Rio 
Bravo Companies. The hole will 
go down on the line between 31 and 
32 in 28-29. 

Shamrock No. 2 is showing up 
better than formerly, but needs re- 
perforating. 

It is argued that oil can be ap- 
plied for street sprinkiing for what 
one season's water sprinkling 
would cost, and the effect would be 
lasting, practically ending the ex- 
pense. Besides the mud of winter 
as well as the dust of summer 
would be done away with. 

A trade is on between the Gray 
Eagle company and a number of 
Bakersfield men. If it goes 
through the SWJ< of the SE,# 
of section 80, 28-28 will have 
been sold for $250 an acre. 

The Gray Eagle made a strike 
Monday in No. 4 on the NWX 
of 30. The oil strata lies 140 
feet deeper than at a point half 
a mile south. To reach oil say 
five miles north, the depth of the 
well including the 800 feet at 
which the Gray Eagle strike was 
made would have to be 2200 feet. 



In McKittrick. 

Late news from the McKittrick 
district shows increased activity on 
every hand, and indicates the rapid 
development of this extensive oil 
field. 

Among the many wells under 
way, none is more promising than 
the San Francisco and McKittrick. 
After several days' drilling all the 
conditions satisfy the company that 
they are in the right place, and that 
beyond question their efforts will 
be successful in finding oil in large 
quantities. They have one of the 
most complete outfits in the state, 
no expense having been spared in 
procuring the latest and most ap- 
proved machinery andsecuring the 
services of experienced men forthe 
work. 

With its 1000 acres or more of 
known oil land, a pipe-line to the 
railroad, its leases managed by suc- 
cessful business men, its future 
seems assured. 

The El Modelo Company, com- 
posed of Fresno men,hasleased 113 
acres of land from the above com- 
pany and have their plant well 
under way; in about two clays they 
will be drilling their first well. 
The work is being done under the 
direction of Charles Watter, the 
efficient treasurer of the company. 
The indications for a good well are 
fine. 



The Bi£ Panoche. 

A syndicate of Los Angeles gen- 
tlemen have just returned from a 
week's inspection of the properties 
of the Big Panoche Oil Company. 
The object of their visit was the 
leasing of a portion of the Big 
Panoche holdings, both in the Pan- 
oche tract and also at Coalinga. 
After examining thoroughly the 
work done by the Big Panoche 
Company, also the surrounding 
properties, the formation, surface 
indications, etc., they have decided 
to organize their company at once, 
putting in in the neighborhood of 
$15,000 for the purchase of machin- 
ery and the starting of two wells, 
one at Coalinga and the other at 
Panoche. 



The Oriental. 



The stock of this company is 
meeting with a very satisfactory 
sale not only in California but in 
Montana, Idaho and Oregon. The 
company has some of the best oil 
land in the State, in the Kreyen- 
enhagen District, and will soon 
be drilling with a most complete 
drilling outfit, now on the way 
from the east. It will be in posi- 
tion and drilling will commence 
within 30 days. 

The Diamond Oil Company. 

This company seems to have 
caught on to popular favor and re- 
port rapid progress in placing stock 
and closing up their preliminary 
work on the ground. Their sup- 
erintendent, Mr. Barlow, will re- 
turn from McKittrick this week, 
reports are very encouraging, 

The Buckhorn- 

Well No. 12 of the Buckhorn 
Company struck a fine body of oil 
sand on Wednesday at a depth of 
360 feet. The sand was very rich 
in oil. 



The Peerless. 

Oil was struck in the Peerless 
on Tuesday at 478 feet, which is 
20 feet deeper than at the last 
well. The three wells now fin- 
ished are producing 150 barrels a 
day. 



On 18,28-28 the Bakersfield Fuel 
& Oil Company has four derricks 
and the Petroleum Development 
Company has one. The latter has 
been enjoined from work on the 
grounds that it has forfeited the 
lease it secured some months ago. 



Estimates furnished on ma- 
chinery needed for drilling a well, 
cost of same, land examined, etc., 
by an experienced oil man. Knows 
the requirements of the field from 
years of practical experience. Ad- 
dress A. Z., his office. 



county. The well was drilled in 
and looked as good as dry before 
being shot. Recently 200 quarts 
of glycerine brought astonishingly 
good results and the well flowed 
heavily for a while, some reports 
making the production as high as 
100 barrels an hour. This was, of 
course a bad case of over-estima- 
tion, and after flowing for three or 
four hours it quieted down. Re- 
liable reports from the well state 
that it will be good for probably 
fifty barrels, or perhaps more. The 
well has set the Tiffin people wild 
with oil fever, and they have had 
visions of a field that would dis- 
count Wood county in its most pro- 
lific days. The Vanatta well found 
the sand at adepthof 1565 feet and 
drilling was continued 76 feet 
deeper. 



LISTED ON STOCK EXCHANGE 

PRODUCERS OIL EXCHANGE- 



CLOSING QUOTATIONS. 

BID ASKKD 

Blue Goose 17 00 19 00 

Bucki.orn . . ... 4 00 4 05 

Burlington ... . . 1 00 1 10 

Cholame Valley 9 co 

Caribou 75 S5 

Dominion — 45 

Home Oil 3 65 3 65 

National . . 6 25 

New Hope . , 65 

Northfield, 75 

Penn. Con 1 00 

Parlcfield 16 00 

Petro Center — "40 

San Luis 5 37J4 

Shamrock ....... 1 25 

S. Lawrence — 

West Lake 1 00 

California Oil Exchange. 



CLOSING QUOTATIONS 



Utica Oil Co 

San Joaquin OH&Devl'mt Co 90 

Caribou Oil Mining Co 75 

Northfie'd Oil Co 

Big Panoche Oil Co 

California Oil and Gas Co. '. . 

Buckhorn Oil and Trans Co. 3 90 

National Oil and Gas Co 

Mutual Oil Co. (ofSelma). . . 

East Side Gas and Oil Co 

Barker Ranch Oil Co 1 15 

Consolidated Oil&Devel. Co. 

Century Oil Co 

Eagle Oil Co 

Santa Barbara Oil Co 

Stella Oil Co — 

Monterey Oil Co — 

Alma Sola Oil Co 

Grand Central Oil Co 

Black Hill Oil Co 75 

Anaconda Oil Co 50 

Anita Oil Co 

Duquesne Oil Co 

Sunnyside Oil Co 

Herron Hill Oil Co 

New Hope Oil Co 

Niagara Oil Co 

Oakland Oil and Gas Co 

Shamrock 

Yukon Crude Oil Company 1J45 

Sterling O, D. Go 

Sr.n Benito 

Great West- O. & D. co 



90 

75 

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OIL LAND FOR SALE, 
or LEASE. 

T. H. CHANDLER, 

Room 3, Fourth Floor, Mills Bldg. 



If You Want ™ D ° s r 

in any of the best localities in the 
The Tiffin Gusher. 

Lima, O., March 15.— New ex- BBGGS & GUTTER, 

citement has broken out at Tiffin 

over the well drilled by Hamilton ;i Montgomery St 

& Co., on the Vanatta farm, a mile 
south and east of the city in sec- 
tion 29, Clinton township, Seneca 1 100 choice Nome Claims for Sale 



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AT KETTLEMAN 



Active Development Work Going 
On and More Will Follow. 

J. \V. Barbour and D. K 
cron, prominently identified with 
Hanford prosperity, have been in 

this week. The 

gentlemen ar. lively eii- 

! in promoting work in the 

Oil district known as Kettleman. 

They become convinced 9ome time 

ago that no district in the State 
contained better indications foi oil 

than did the Kettleman district. 
and with other Hanfbrd people se- 
cured control ol a large 
patented land in the Kettleman 
plains and on the hills. 
They then organised a number 
ompanies and developed this 
land, the land being cut up in i6> ■ 
acre tracts. The first company or- 
ganized was called the Oceanic, of 
whicj I'. McRae is president and 
1). K Cameron secretary. This 
1 md is in section i, 22 17. One of 
the lust ligs in the state was pur- 
chased and a well is now being 
drilled as rapidly as possible. It is 
down over 300 feet, and no unusual 
difficulties have been met. 

The next company organized 
was the Gypsy Queen in section 
36, 21-17. "lh e Gypsy Queen con- 
tains men well known in San Fran- 
cisco, such as Mr. Stulz, the grocer, 
Sheriff Lackmann and others 
equally prominent. Another com- 
pany to be organized next to the 
Gypsy Queen was the Modesto, of 
which the President is Banker 
Cressy of Modesto. The other 
stockholders are gentlemen also 
prominent in Modesto business cir- 
cles. 

Another company to be organ- 
ized in section 35, 21-17 > s called 
The Commercial Travelers, of 
whichthe president is Mr. Barbour, 
but the other and original share- 
holders were principally commer- 
cial travelers representing some of 
the best known houses in San 
Francisco, comprising grocers, 
hardware men, shoe men, dry 
goods men, etc. 

An other company will be in- 
corporated next week, the Usi of 
promoters being practically com- 
pleted and the incorporation pa- 
pers being nearly ready for filing. 
The stock of all these companies 
will soon be selling at a dollar a 
share, and there is no question but 
(hat the well being drilled by the 
Oceanic people and which corners 
on the property of these other 
companies, will strike oil at about 
1000 feet. A great deal of inquiry 
has been made lately in re- 
gard to the well recently drilled 
by the Esperanza people in 
section 14, two miles south of the 
Oceanic. This well is down about 
1000 feet, and the officials of the 
company are extremely close 
mouthed in regard to whether oil 
was struck or not. Some one of 
those connected with the company 
has circulated the rumor that the 
well is simply a water well, but 
this rumor is now discredited. The 
well is guarded night and day, and 
no one is allowed to examine it. It 
is also known that the promoters of 
this company are using their best 
endeavors to not' only buy up the 
stock of the company, but also to 
gain control of adjoining land 
This would not be the case if the 
well was a water well and if the 



attempt to tin.: failure. It 

■ known that other geotli 
:ig land in 
such as Rudolph 
other I from 

preparing to make active de\ 
iiKtit work by certain reports which 

have gained currcr. 

II. in ford people, and those who 
are best acquainted with the Kettle- 
man di-tr confident that 
within a year this district will be 
t the greatest oil producing 

■us in California, ami they are 

backing up their opinion by coin. 
which speaks louder than words. 

Mining for Oil. 

A numtx i "t Modesto citizens 
have organized to buy out the lo- 
interests in an oil claim in 
Kern COUnty, between the Sunset 
and McKittrick districts, with a 
view to prospecting the property. 

h. A. Cress) has been appointed a 
committee tc go to Kern and in- 
ite the proposition. 

The Whale Oil Co., composed 
largely of Modestans, have their 
bming plant in operation, and have 
attained a depth of 250 feet, the 
formations very favorable. The 
property is in the Alcalde district, 
Fresno county, twelve miles from 
Coalinga. Delay in the arrival of 
machinery, and at present delay 
in the arrival of casing, have com- 
bined to retard development. 

The company promoted by Judge 
Hewell are erecting their derrick. 

Considerable stock of the Indian 
Valley Land and Oil Co., the pro- 
motors including Modestans, has 
been sold and development will 
soon be under way. 

Stanislaus has probably contrib- 
uted $20,000 to oil raining proposi- 
tions. 



A Refinery Wanted. 

The United States Crude Oil 
Company has hit upon one reason 
for the hesitancy displayed by out- 
side buyers in making long time 
contracts for oil. The difficulty lies 
in the fact that the product of the 
local field is in no sense uniform in 
grade. A dozen wells in the same 
tract may produce as many degrees 
of oil, varying from 12 degrees 
gravity to 16 degrees gravity. Oil 
may be pumped from one well con- 
taining 4 per cent water, and an- 
other well within 150 feet will be 
pumping a productof which 25 per 
cent is water. Outside buyers dis- 
cover this fact when one carload of 
satisfactory oil is followed by an- 
other carload of unsatisfactory fuel. 

To remedy the difficulty, so far 
as its own product is concerned, the 
company above referred to has 
plans under way for the erection 
of a small refinery, built so as to be 
easily capable of increasing its ca- 
pacity. The company will then be 
able to put a uniform grade of mar- 
ketable oil on the market. 



The Western Coast Oil Com- 
pany, organized February 1st 
under the laws of Arizona, is com- 
posed mainly of Pasadena men. 
They have leased the Robert 
Ayers ranch of 6000 acres, situ- 
ated eight miles from Ventura. 
The property has been long con- 
sidered oil lands and this new cor- 
poration has leased the lands for 
a term of ten years. According 
to the leases operations will begin 
at once and three wells will be 
sunk immediately. 



Big Thing For the State 

■ 

aerly line, the 

luct is pumping to 

the surface through the medium 

of hundreds of wells. Every 
county in the San Joaquin Valley 

and all of the -Southern California 
counties including the coast conn 

•uth oi" Monterej . are giving 

evidence of petroleum resources 
from fair to phenomenal in char 

acter. The product "i the present 
is surprising, with the widespread 

development How under way and 

promised, that ol the future is be- 
yond tbemind of man to measure. 
Between seventy-five and one 
hundred new oil companies were 
organized in this State last month. 

State Mineralologisl Cooper inti- 
mates that a discover] has been 
made of a process u hereby a line 

quality of illuminating oil can be 
made out of the California product, 

This is a big thing if il is true. — 
Arroyo Grande Herald. 

At McKittrick. 

Developments are progressing 
with all the speed possible at Mc- 
Kittrick. 

The Giant Company has four rigs 
at work and two of the wells are 
dow 11 about 800 feet. In each of 
them a little oil has been passed 
through. 

The California Standard shipped 
a carload of oil last Friday. Its 
well is getting better the longer it 
is pumped, and insteadof lowering 
the level, the oil rises, standing 
within 100 feet of the surface last 
week. The belief is entertained 
that when the sand is cleaned the 
oil will flow over the casing. 

The flowing well of Treadwell 
and that on the Eldorado land are 
acting in the same manner, both 
spurting at intervals and then sub- 
siding. At each outburst large 
quantities of sand are expelled. 

The Columbia is now down over 
300 feet. The land of the company 
corners that of the Eldorado and is 
farther back than any other now 
being operated upon. 

The Pioneer Company, composed 
of F. H. Short, W. S. Badger and 
A. B. Smith, all of Fresno, are put- 
ting up a' fine rig. 

The Kern River is flowing about 
260 barrels a day. 






Dividend Oil Co. 

This company, which was re- 
cently organized, owns 140 acres of 
valuable oil land in the Kern 
River District. It is capitalized 
for $250,000, 250,000 shares at $1 
each. The officers are: Presi- 
dent, M. K. Laudeu; vice-presi- 
dent, F. H. Gould; secretary and 
treasurer, A. A. Dudley; superin- 
tendent, A. I. Anderson. Office, 
n Montgomery street. 



To Lease. 

1200 acres of Oil Land in lots 
adjoining McKittrick Oil District 
on the south, in the richest Oil Belt 
in the State. For further informa 
tion address, C. F. Burks, 321 Safe 
Deposit Building, San Francisco 
California. 



A party of Sacramentaus will 
soon organize a company to exploit 
the NW# of the SW# of 29, 28- 
28. It will be called the Sacra- 
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Pacific Coast Oil News 

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN OIL IN VARIOUS PARTS 
OF THE STATE. 




FRESNO. 

Two strikes of heavy lubricating 
oil are reported from tine Coalinga 
county. 

The Callena Oil Company is ne- 
gotiating a lease of forty acres of 
their territory in the Silver Creek 
oil district, to San Francisco capi- 
talists, The deal will be closed in 
a few days, and work on the com- 
pany's lands will be commenced 
within sixty days. 

The fact thatthe Panoche Creek 
district is no experiment so far as 
oil development is concerned, is 
proved by the results obtained by 
the Union Oil Company, a close 
corporation in the full sense of the 
word. While no definite informa- 
tion can be gained as to the results 
of development, it is known that 
the company has several wells 
capped down and others from which 
pumping is profitable. For some 
time the company has had agents 
at work acquiring title to large 
tracts of land in that district with 
the result that Fresno men who 
have been booming Kern county 
lands have suddenly learned that 
Panoche lands are of value and 
that the Union Oil Company has 
acquired enough territory to make 
it the holder of a larger acreage 
than any in the west. 

KERN. 

The Junction is in fifty feet of 
sand. 

A hydraulic rig is running on 
34 and doing good work. 

Drilling began on the Brown 
Company's well to-day. 

The Petroleum Development 
company is operating on 18, 28-27. 

Blodgett & Jewett have put an 
entirely new rig in the field to bore 
for the Pittsburg. 

The San Joaquin Oil and Dev. 1- 
opment Company started another 
rig on 5, 28-29 today. 

The 33 company is now produc 
ing about 200 barrels a day. The 
pumps are working better. 

The Beaver company on 36, 28- 
28 is down about 400 feet and has 
a big showing of gas. 

The Fergussons who have been 
tied up on 24, 28-27 for two weeks 
are again at work. 

W. F Bryant has completed 
Sacramento well No. 2 and the 
rig is moving to No. 3. 

The Sterling on the northeast 
quarter of 31, 28-28, commenced 
drilling last week. 

Oil and gas are increasing in the 
Old Dominion at McKittrick as the 
drill goes down. The well being 
sunk is now 700 feet in depth and 
the location of the land is close to 
the Shamrock, California Standard 
and the Treadwell properties. 



There are now two hydraulic rigs 
on 14, 28-27. 

The New Hope has resumed 
work on 29, 27-27. 

The King Bee on 2, 28-28 is down 
200 feet. 

A telephone line is to be built at 
once into the oil fields. 

The California Standard No..' 2 
is a big well, but is not yet fin- 
ished. 

The hydraulic rig on 34, 28-28, 
has gone down 100 feet, sixty feet 
of which were hard rock. 

E.T. Rose has gone to the Mc- 
Kittrick oil fields to do some sur- 
veying for the Bay City Oil Com- 
pany. 

The Petroleum Center has loos- 
ened the tools which were wedged 
in the well on 28, and will soon be 
able to resume drilling. 

The River oil district in Kern 
county is trying to get a tele- 
phone line established through the 
district to Bakersfield. 

Machinery to develop the lands 
leased by Easton & Eldridge and 
others from the Sunrise Oil and 
Mining company, is expected to 
arrive at any time. 

An agreement has been filed 
wherein the Sunrise Oil Company 
has leased to Leon Phipps a large 
area of oil land in the Sunset dis- 
trict. 

The Reed Oil company now has 
ten drilling rigs and six strings of 
tools in operation. The pumping 
plant ordered is expected to ar- 
rive Saturday. 

The Martin Rig, drilling on the 
West Shore, No. 3, dropped into 
the oil sand yesterday at 210 feet. 

The Western Star will soon 
have a Standard drilling on 29, 
29-21. 

As the developments have ex- 
tended'west and south it has be- 
come more and more the opinion 
that 1, 29-27, where Newton has 
been operating, is on the belt. The 
well which he was forced to 
abandon on accountof a telescoped 
casing did not test the ground inas 
much as it was only 813 feet deep 
The pitch of the strata where it is 
known shows that the oil cannot li 
at a less depth than 950. 

Saturday morning a number of 
the Sunset Crude Oil company 
people arrived in Bakersfield, 
among them being Wendell Easton, 
W. L. Valentine, George Easton. 
They left for Sunset during the 
day and before returning will de- 
termine upon the location of the 
wells to be sunk. Five rigs are 
ready for shipment and as fast as 
they can be set up, they will be 
started drilling. 



The Junction has gone through 
165 feet of oil sand and has not yet 
touched bottom. 

The White Creek Company will 
be ready for work this week on 34, 
27-28. 

The Sunrise Oil and Develop- 
ment Company is about ready to 
begin work in the eastern portion 
of 29-21. 

The Brown Oil Company began 
operations last week on a site 
within 300 feet of the well in 
which the Petroleum Center 
struck the sand at 350 feet. 

The Kern Oil Land Develop- 
ment Company which has been 
stuck in sandstone for some time 
has at last obtained a rimmer and' 
resumed operations. 

A. B. Canfield of the St. Louis 
Supply Company is in Bakersfield 
to put in a complete stock of porta- 
ble and standard rigs and oil well 
supplies. 

The Union Oil Co., which has 
been drilling on section 8, near 
Oil City, has struck only a small 
flow of oil and has abandoned its 
well. A new well will be at once 
started. 

The Rio Bravo and White Range 
companies have negotiated for a 
joint well to test territory on the 
line of 31 and 32 in 28-29. They 
intend going 1000 feet if oil is not 
found above that point. 

The efforts of the oil men to 
have the Sunset T. & T. Co. ex- 
tend a line into the river territory 
are likely to result in something- 
Superintendent John Kearns ar- 
rived on the Valley train last Fri- 
day afternoon and with the local 
agent, E. A. Baer, drove to the 
fields immediately to look into the 
matter. 

Mr. North, largely interested in 
oil at Los Angeles, is here to look 
over the Kern fields. "Judging 
from reports," said he this morn- 
ing, "this will soon be the oil cen- 
ter." 

James A. Hannah yesterday 
filed in the Superior court a suit 
against the Old- Keystone Oil Com- 
pany asking that the corporation 
relinquish title to the S% of sec. 
4, twp. 19, range 15. N. C. Cold- 
well is attorney for plaintiff. 

The price of heavy oil seems to 
be going down steadily, owing to 
the fact that there is no estalished 
market and the producers have no 
means of knowing at what price 
each is selling. Buyers are con- 
stantly beating down the rates, of 
course, but against this tendency to 
beat down the price of oil there is 
no organized effort, though there 
is apt to be at an early date if the 
decline continues. Some of the oil 
producers are now talking of organ- 
izing the various companies in the 
local field into a storage company, 
for the purpose of selling their 
product directly to the producers, 
thinking that thereby they can 
maintain the price atthe full indus- 
trial value of the oil. 



Shamrock No. 3 has a fine show- 
ing of oil at 230 feet. 

The President has got its nine 
and five-eighths casing down and 
is working at 700 feet. 

The Nevada Company in the 
Templor country has begun to drill. 
North of it the Bobat rig is down 
160 feet. 

The Cosmopolitan Company 
which is boring On 32, 29-27 is 
down 300 feet. A fishing job has 
just been finished. 

Everything points to a very 
lively spring and summer in and 
around Bakersfield for everybody 
connected with the oil industry. 

On Saturday the Eureka Com 
pany, which is sinking on 14, 29-20, 
had penetrated the ground 150 
deep. Several streaks of oil were 
found in the shale and sandstone 
passed through. 

The Kern Oil Land Develop- 
ment Company has at last gone 
through the stratum of rock which 
hung the tools up and has gone to 
900 feet. The bottom is in blue 
clay. 

Joe English, driller for the Cres- 
cent Oil Company, was in Hanford 
recently. The company discon- 
tinued drilling some three weeks 
ago and has been waiting for cas- 
ing, which is expected to arrive 
soon and drilling will be resumed. 
The well is down 450 feet. 

The McKittriek Consolidated has 
reached a depth of over 400 feet in 
its well. This company is at work 
on lands leased from the McKittrick 
which has territory surrounding 
the holdings of the former and 
which will probably await the re- 
sults of the developments under 
way before making a move. 

The Blue Goose Oil Co. has had 
to abandon its first well, which had 
reached a depth of 1000 feet. The 
stovepipe casing broke, and the 
broken section could not be gotten 
out or drilled through. The com- 
pany is not discouraged, however, 
and is preparing to move its derrick 
and start a new well fifty feet far- 
ther down the hill. 

Last week the Eldorado well, 
which was flowing steadily on 
Monday, ceased, and except at 
times did not yield any oil. This 
circumstance was doubtless due to 
choking sand which enters through 
the remarkable slits made in the 
pipe by the perforators. It is 
given up that this will never be a 
well until another string of casing 
is inserted. 

The use of stovepipe casing in 
wells over in the Coalinga and 
Kreyenhagen districts is, we hear, 
giving a great deal of trouble. While 
in a shallow drilling district the 
stovepipe casing is preferable to 
the threaded casing on account of 
its less cost, it has been found a bad 
thing in deep drilling such as there 
is in the districts above mentioned. 
It seems probable that the use of 
stovepipe casing will soon be a 
thing of the past in the districts 
mentioned. 



Oil. Rl . 



KIN 

Tlv I lil and Mining 

;>any started drilling nn its 
property i com- 

pany organized h and 

which has land as well located, ap- 
parently, for oil development as 
any in the <>il I 

. c has decided 
il in "fuii: 

The Wilson company is getting 
ready to rations on the 

Anderson block on Fifth street. 

The country adjoining Covina, 
Angeles county, is now at- 
tracting the oil men. It is looked 
upon ms i promising field. 

As a result of the extension of 
activity in the western field, the 
output of oil in Los Angeles has 
increased in less than a year from 
2300 to 4200 barrels per day. 

The California Oil Company has 
got its first drill at work on its 
lands in the San Fernando district 
and will go on putting down wells 
as rapidly as they can be drilled. 

The Yukon Oil Company has 
begun drilling its seventeenth 
well. Well 16 is down nearly 600 
feet and casing has been driven 
most of the distance. 

The Central Oil Company is now 
pumping 16 wells in the Whittier 
field, one of which is producing 
1 10 barrels of oil a day. The pres- 
ent average daily output of the 
wells of this company is over 700 
barrels. 

The Railway Men's Oil Com- 
pany now controls over 1800 acres 
of oil land, most of which is in the 
Newhall oil belt. It has two pro- 
ducing wells in Los Angeles and 
has secured 160 acres of oil land 
in San Luis Obispo county. 

Well No. 1 1 of the Wilson Com- 
pany, on which pumping was be 
gun last week, has thus far proven 
l he best well yet struck. Well 
No. 12 of this company was put on 
the pump this week. 

The Westlake Oil Company paid 
out $10,000 this week in its reg- 
ular monthly 2 per cent, dividend. 
The Wilson Oil Company paid 
out $5000 in a two per cent divi- 
dend on its stock, leaving a bal- 
ance of $435 in the treasury, with 
all bills paid and a large amount 
of oil on hand for delivery. 

MONTEREY. 

An unexpected discovery of oil 
is reported from Gonzales, a small 
town south of Salinas. While 
pumping water for irrigation pur- 
poses on the Dond ranch, near 
Gonzales, it was discovered that an 
amount of oil was coming to the 
surface. The wells will be sunk 
deeper for oil. 

ORANGE. 

The Union company is prepar- 
ing to start large development 
work within the next few weeks 
in its entire territory in the Ful- 



lerton fie'. that 

fifty The 

for the lire.i Canyon field. 
Recent developments in the 

.it Fullerton have been 

nature verging on sensational. A 

week ago the well, at a depth of 

eet, was producing about sev- 
enty-five barrels daily, and the oil 
came into the hole so fast that it 
interferred with the drilling. Alter 
going five feet deeper, the quantity 

of oil doubled, and they are now 

taking out is" barrels daily. At 

present the efforts of the workmen 
are directed towards disposing of 
the oil, and it is not known whctlui 
or not it can be continued further. 
This oil registers about ;, 1 gravity, 
and is worth J1.80 per barrel in 
Los Angeles. The company is not 
exactly a close corporation, but a 
bid of $195 a share failed to bring 
forth any of the stock recently. — 
Los Angeles Times. 

SANTA BARBARA. 

The Summerland Advance-Cour- 
ier says: 

At the Duquesne Oil Company's 
plant, Mr. T. D. Wood states that 
drilling operations will not be re- 
sumed inside of two months. 

Frank Churchill on Thursday 
commenced drilling for the Sunset 
Oil Company. It is understood 
he has a contract for four more 
wells. 

An oil company of Los Angeles 
will begin the work of sinking a 
number of wells on the Careaga 
rancho, where oil prospects are 
very flattering. Men with their 
equipments are already on the 
ground. 

J. W. Churchill returned from 
Los Angeles this week, where he 
had been purchasing the material 
for a new drilling rig. He states 
that everything costs double what 
it did a year ago. He expects to 
have his rig built and ready to go 
to work drilling for the Sea Cliff 
company in about three weeks. 

The Santa Fe Railroad Company 
is having its coal burning engines 
operating in California, turned 
into oil burners just as quickly as 
machinists can make the transfor- 
mation. The company claims inside 
of sixty days all its locomotives in 
California will be using petroleum 
fuel. 

S. W. Knapp has removed the 
three-horse power engine of the 
Alliance Oil Company, and set up 
anew 12-horse power gasoline en- 
gine, which gives complete satis- 
faction. This plant is now pump- 
ing thirteen wells and several more 
will be hooked on as quickly as 
arrangements can be made. 

Moss Steele, of the firm of 
Thompson & Steele, now drilling 
for oil at Buell Flats, near Santa 
Ynez, says no oil has yet been re- 
ported on the second prospect 
well. Over 300 feet of bituminous 
rock has been penetrated, under- 
lying which is a stratum of water 



diffi- 
cult matter. 

Th- hat artii'. 

any have been tiled. The 

comp il and has acquired 

claims up about Rincon at the 

head of Casitas pass. The amount 

ipital stock is (130,000 divided 

into 1 2,000 shares of the value of 
the capitt 

has been subscribed, these 
holders subsoil" ich. 

I A. Rizor was in Summerland 
last week and the records show 
that J, S. Rizor hail located an oil 
mining claim on the beach, adja- 
cent to, and probably including 
the western most well on the beach 

plant belonging to Mrs. Agnes 

Williams. Considerable local cu- 
riosity has been aroused by the 
location of this claim, as it covers 
a claim located by John Lundberg 
and Harry Jenkins, upon which 
the requisite assessment work has 
already been done. Attorney F. 
A. Rizor, the son of J. S. Rizor is 
credited with being the moving 
spirit. 

KAN BENITO 

The coal oil boom has struck Pai- 
cines. 

Judge Small of Stockton is in 
Panoche this week as an expert to 
locate wells for the Dos Palos Oil 
and Development Co., which com- 
pany is about ready to commence 
boring. The company has already 
at work ten men building roads and 
cabins. 

The boring plants will be ship- 
ped to the Dos Palos Oil and De- 
velopment Co.'s holdings in Pan- 
oche this week, and the work of 
developing will be commenced 
and will be rushed through with 
all possible speed. The company 
has three plants which will be 
worked simultaneously, and the 
lands will be thoroughly prospected 
in a few days. Well-known oil 
experts have expressed themselves 
as well pleased with the outlook, 
giving as their candid opinion that 
Dos Palos holdings were equal to 
any oil land in the State. 

SAN LUIS OBISFO. 

A party of men from Nipomo 
reached the hills the latter part of 



with the intention of 
g up some [and near the Un- 
informed that they 
nd put up a shanty 

land. 
Hug by the Models com- 

ius, on the I 
llrisana, pi night and day. 

It is down at present 

feet and havcstiuck some peculiar 
substance containing an oil odor. 
The l.a Habra Co's. machine, 
holing in the PhrJenix Canyon, is 
at present at a standstill, but will 

resume operations immediately 

after obtaining the proper casing. 
It has obtained a depth of over 

\ in 1 
Ventura county has the oil fever 
bad. The Las l'osas and Simi val- 
leys and land in the Casitas are 
being located as oil territO 

The Teniescal Oil and Mining 
Co., started two tunnels last Mon- 



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OIL COMPANY. 

Controls 900 acres about three 
miles northwest of McKittrick 
(Kern county) and % mile from 
the largest well in the district. 



A limited amount of stock is now 
offered at $2.50 per share. 



Will mail prospectus if desired. 



H. U. MAXF1ELD, Sec'ty. 

Room 3, Fourth Floor Mills Building 

SAN FRANCISCO. 
Telephone Red 3616. 



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day on their holdings of noo acres 
adjoining the Cook ranch north- 
east of Piru, 

The Cuyatna Valley is the latest 
field for the attraction of oil men 
The indications are good and it is 
probable that in a snort time op- 
erations will be begun in that loca- 
tion. 

W. J. McMillan of Hueneme has 
be in the Cuyama country for sev- 
eral weeks prospecting and loca- 
ting claims, He reports that the 
indications are very good in that 
section although there are no see- 
pages. 

The Anita Oil Co., which is tun- 
neling on the south side of Sulphur 
Mountain, is making good progress. 
Though the tunnel has not been 
driven to any great distance it is 
producing about a barrel and a 
half per day. The Anita Oil Co. 
is composed almost entirely of 
Hueneme people. 

A company which lately took a 
ten years' lease of the Robert 
Ayers rancho of 6000 acres near 
Ventura has been incorporated 
under the name of the Western 
Coast Oil company. The royalty 
paid to the Ayers estate will be 
one-eighth of the net profits on the 
oil prodnced. The incorporators 
are F. S. Daggett, H. H. Mark- 
ham, E. F. Brooks, G. D. Patton, 
Perley Langdell, Frank Bolt, Geo- 
H. Coffin and C. D. Daggett. 

Towey Canyon Camp, three 
miles south of Piru, is one of the 
best and most prolific oil sections 
in the county. They have 44 
wells and have been in operation 
for the past ten years. All the 
wells are located on the side of the 
mountains from 1500 to 2000 feet, 
and the oil is piped to Ventura. 
The wells average from 15 to 20 
barrels per day. There are forty 
men employed with a monthly pay 
roll of $3500. Fred Brown, the 
foreman, has been in the employ 
of the company the past (fourteen 
years. 

The George Loomis and the 
Santa Paula have a combined ca- 
pacity of nearly 17,000 barrels of 
oil. The Lootnis makes a trip from 
Ventura wharf every four or five 
days and the Santa Paula will be 
a trifle slower. The Loomis is 
owned by the Pacific Coast Oil Co. 
and the new barge by the Union. 
The Loomis is made of iron and cost 
$125,000. 

The Ojai say?: "It's all oil now. 
Many people have been scouring 
the country and territory has been 
taken all the way from the coast to 
the mountains. Much of the terri- 
tory will prove worthless, but there 
is plenty that will pay handsome 
returns - As good reports come 
from Sulphur Mountain as from 
any of the districts. Mr. Slocum, 
an oil expert, is kicking himself. 
How I ever failed to drop onto 
this pocket,' he said, 'puzzles me. 
I've been all around it, but didn't 
discover it. This is the first time, 
too, that lever knew Tom Bard to 



get left on a good thing. He has 
oil rights all around the best terri- 
tory, but none directly in it. The 
W. L. Smith ranch and the lauds 
adjoining it appear to me to be the 
cream of the oil territory. It is a 
g.eat pocket of excellent oil, and is 
a fountain head of a large district. 
Some gushers will probably follow 
development.' The spectacle was 
this week afforded of a settler on 
Sulphur Mountain holding a shot- 
gun on two young men who went 
up to locate oil claims on his ranch. 
They were charry of trespassing 
on the ranch where the gun was 
on the kopje, and reconnoitered. 
Finally they summoned courage to 
attach their location notices to 
sticks, and reach through the fence 
and stick the sticks in the ground. 
Then they precipitately fled down 
a nek to the safety of their own 
'kraal." 



An Oil Witch. 

K..W. Jones, an old resident of 
the West Side, is attracting a great 
deal of attention by the use of a 
forked stick with which he claims 
to be able to locate the oil strata. 
He has already located wells for 
two different companies. His mo- 
dus operandi is the same as the 
men who in the early days used to 
locate artesian water wells. Those 
who have seen Mr. Jones operate 
say that the stick will go down 
when there is oil in prospect and 
stay up when he is in the vicinity 
of a dry hole. Mr, Jones has re- 
sided in the oil regions a good part 
of his life and says he thinks this 
has something to do with his pow- 
ers in that line. 



Casitas Oil Boom Revived. 

The oil boom in the Casitas pass 
which was supposed to have been 
thoroughly punctured by the fruit- 
less endeavors of the Pacific Whal- 
ing and Steamship company, has 
once more broken out. Every 
available foot of land in that 
neighborhood has been taken up 
and one Los Angeles firm of which 
Colonel Allen is superintendent, 
has machinery on the ground and 
will commence operations shortly, 
about a mile from the Shepherd 
place. 



The Southern Pacific Company 
is experimenting with oil sprinkling 
on the depot grounds at Goshen. 
Last week one part of the grounds 
were sprinkled, and that part is 
now in excellent condition. Last 
Friday the ground west of the 
depot was sprinkled. Los Angeles 
oil is being used in the experiment. 



Oil Men vs. Scrippers. 

A press dispatch from Los An- 
geles says: 

Judge Will M. Harris is home 
from Washington, where he passed 
nearly two weeks. The judge 
went east to represent before the 
general land" office the oil men as 
against the scrippers, and declares 
that his mission has been success- 
ful. 

"The oil men desire that all reg- 
ulations and orders should for the 
time being be suspended and that 
the situation regarding oil locations 
be allowed to stand in statu quo for 
the present, protecting such inter- 
ests as are legitimately entitled to 
consideration," said Judge Harris 
in an interview. "I saw Commis- 
sioner Binger Hermann on three 
separate occasions, and he assured 
me that an investigation is to be 
made of all lands claimed to be oil 
lands. Until that time matters as 
they are will be allowed to stand. 
CommissionerHermann is extreme- 
ly desirous of finding out the truth 
and doing full justice to all of the 
interests involved." 



Those who have had much ex- 
perience with stove pipe casing- 
say that it will cut off water, the 
joints soon becoming stopped' with 
rust, sand and other debris. 



For Sale. 



Two Second-hand Standard Drilling 
Machines, three Second-hand Standard 
Oil Country Drilling Rigs, 

CHARLES W. DOWNES, 

6821 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 



NEW INCORPORATIONS. 

The following articles of incor- 
poration have been filed with the 
Secretary of state: 

Monte Gristo Oil Co. Principal place 
of business Fresno, Directors, John 
Barneich, Panoche; F M Borello, N P 
Juity, G L Hoxie and W I) Crichton 
Fresno. Capital stock, {200,000; sub- 
scribed, {80. 

The Eureka Oil and Development Co. 
Principal place of business, Bakersfield. 
Capital stock, $500,000, with $274,097 
subscribed, and A T Lightner George E 
Brown, T W Helm, J B Hunt, A Weill, T 
E Harding and Joseph Pollock of Ba- 
kersfield as directors. 

The Mount Diablo Oil, Mining and 
Development Co. Principal place of 
business, Fresno. Capital stock $500,000 
with $110 subscribed, and James Culling- 
ham, F H Lemon, R S Bodman of Los 
Angeles, T S Sheill and R Tcherassy of 
Reedley and J W Briscoe and B F Shep- 
herd of Fresno as directors. 

The I X L Oil Company. Principal 
place of business, Bakersfield. Capital 
stock, $100,000, with $60,000 subscribed, 
and Maurice Rosenthal of San Francisco, 
Joseph Reddick, I H Gleen, C H Con- 
don and N E Conkliu of Bakersfield as 
Directors. 

The Sespe Oil Company. Principal 
place of business Los Angeles. Capital 
stock, $250,000, with $200, subscribed, 
and W S Badger and M E Badger of 
Fresno, and Samuel Cannon, l, R Frick 
and A W Cannon of Los Angeles as di- 
rectors. 

Brooklyn Oil Company. Place of bus- 
iness, Los Angeles. Directors, H Hav- 
Gray, R B Dickinson and H C Brown, 
Los Angeles; C W Brown, Pasadena. Cap- 
ital stock, $150,000; subscribed. $50. 

Export Oil Company. Place of busi- 
ness, San Francisco. Directors — W J Din- 
gee and W C Beatie, Oakland; E G Vin- 
cent and E McGary, Jr., San Francisco, 
and W S Shippey, Visalia. Capital stock, 
$100,000; subscribed, $5000. 

Coalinga Fuel Oil and Gas Company. 
Place of business, Los Angeles. Direct- 
ors — A H Mervin. Z D Mathuss, E L 
Blanchard, E A Meserve, L Dearth, J E 
Yoakum and F E Walsh, all of Los An- 
geles. Capitalstock, $640,000; subscribed, 
$70. 

Rommel Oil Compay. Place of busi- 
ness, Los Angeles, Directors— John 
Rommel, William Rommel, Ben Kohl- 
mier, O P Widaman and H S G McCart- 
ney, all of Los Angeles'. Capital stock 
$500,000; subscribed, $700. 



Shole Basin Oil Company. Place of 
business, Selma. Directors — L M Stev- 
ens, M Miller, G A Damron, R E Stevens 
and J H Byrne, all of Selma. Capital 
stock, $100,000; subscribed, $60,000. 

Astral Oil Company, Place of business, 
Selma. Directors — W M Slammers, J E 
Morrow, M Martin, Selma; S Davis, 
Kingsburg, and H A Poss, Fowler. Capi- 
tal stock, $300,000; subscribed, $160,000. 

The Sunbeam Oil Company. Principal 
place of business, Los Angeles. Capital 
stock, $150,000, with $100,000 subscribed, 
and John D Pope, John M Gardner, John 
D Pope, Jr., and Thomas E Wright of 
Los Angeles, and Ernest W Wright of 
Bakersfield as directors. 

Casitas Oil Company. Place of busi- 
ness, San Buena Ventura. Directors — L 
B Slosson. E M Selby, Orestes Orr, E J 
Dubbs and W H Barnes, all of San Buena 
Ventnra. Capital stock, $125,000. Sub- 
scribed, $50,000. 

Coast Range Oil Company. Place of 
business, Bakersfield. Directors — J Red- 
lick, J B Hunt, J A Hughes, E Mc- 
Cutchen, Bakersfield, and F Boder, Han- 
ford. Capital stock, $500,000 ; subscribed 
$320,000. 

' San Juan Oil Company. Place of busi- 
ness, San Francisco. Directors— J S Ing- 
lis, C D Morrell, A Birdsey and R Mor- 
rell, all of San Francisco. Capital stock 
$500,000; subscribed, $25. 

The Tesla Oil Company. Principal 
place of business, San Francisco. Direct- 
ors --F H Hilbert, R T Brodek, S Grass- 
lick, C S Young and H E Brodek, of San 
Francisco. Capitalstock, $100,000; sub- 
scribed, $1000. 

The Royal Eagle Oil Company. Prin- 
cipal place of business, Bakersfield. Di- 
rectors — T W Helm, E H Loveland and 
C Hartson of Bakersfield; L C Stiles of 
Susanville, and MK Laudenof San Fran- 
cisco. Capital stock, $150,000; sub- 
scribed, $50. 

The Raven Oil Company, Principal 
place of business, Bakersfield. Directors 
— T A Piper, C H Congdon, P V Finch, J 
C Schiflfer of Bakersfield, and J R Aitken 
of San Francisco. Capital stock, $150,- 
000; subscribed, $80,000. 

The 27-27 Oil Company. Principal 
place of business, San Francisco. Direct- 
ors— E C Lanais, A C Jewett, W M Wil- 
lett, D McPhee and R H Countryman of 
San Francisco. Capital stock, $80,000; 
subscribed, $500. 

Crown of the Valley Oil Co. Place of 
business, Passadena. Directors — G D 
Patton, M E Wood, J G Eraser, C M Skil- 
len, G H Smith, J D Lincoln, C J Willett. 
all of Passadena. Capital stock, $300,000. 

Santa Ynez Oil Company. Place of 
business, Los Angeles. Directors — D W 
Stewart, P A Garbutt, W A Hendryx, Los 
Angeles; L M Martin, Des Moines, la. 
and W R Stewart, Jr., New York City 
Capital stock, $500,000. 

Oil Basin Petroleum Company. Place 
of business, San Jose. Directors — S A 
Prusso, E N Prusso, C C Curtis, F K 
Bowden and J H Moore, all of Santa Clara 
county. Capital stock, $600,000. 

Trumbull Oil Company. Place of bus- 
iness, San Francisco. G D Gray, Oak- 
land; B F Davis, Ross, R J Trnmbull, 
San Rafael; J L Ewen, Berkeley and L, 
Jenks, San Francisco. Capital stock, 
$150,000. 



The Stanislaus Oil Company is 
getting /eady to drill. It has lum- 
ber on the ground and at Huron for 
its derrick and houses. Rig build- 
ing is expected to begin next week 
and drilling in about three weeks. 
A carload of casing for the company 
has arrived and the tools are on the 
way. 

The PACIFIC OIl REPORTER 

is for sale at all news stands 



IFIC Oil. KIl'ORTI-R. 



KERN RIVER OIL CO. 



Capital Stock. : I $100,000 

20,000 sli. 

1'ar value, 55.00. 

First National Bank ■ Depositor}' 



DIRECTORS 

ChrtitUn Rn*. PraMcSt; B C Til.lrn, Vice- 
PrwWeut: CUu* Kmrgrr. SccTct*ry and Trrm»- 
nrer. 506 B«ltcry Street. II Voormnn, W II 

Property located in FRESNO, 
ICINGS and KERN counties 

licing NE34 of section 13, 30-21, 
McKittrick district. 
B, '.- of W. '.• of section 4, 29-28. 

\V.'.. ofNW. '4 of section34,28-28. 

NH. ' 4 of section 28, 28-28. 
Alt of section 28, 27-28. 



A Splendid Quality of Oil is being ob- 
tained from the FLOWING WELL on 
Section 13. 



I. Zellerbacb T. C. Zellerbach. A. Zellerbach 

A. ZELLERBACB & SONS 

THE PAPER HOUSE. 

416, 418, 420, 422, 424, 426 
Sansome St., - San Francisco. 



Paper and Paper Bags, Twine 
and Supplies of every description 
incidental to the trade. 



We carry the Largest Stock. Our prices are 
Equitable. 

Tel. Main. 1133. 



Fine Printing 



If you need a 



Prospectus 
Circular 



Pretty Work. 

Fine Press Copies 



Folder, Etc. 




BARKER RANCH 
Oil Company 

Controls the whole of the famous 
Barker Ranch in sections 4-5-6-29-29. 
consisting of over eleven hundred acres 

(patented) bordering on 



KERN RIVER, 

Near Bakersfield. 



DIRECTORS 
President ... - L». SAMUELS 

Vice-President - J. DALZELL BROWN 

Secretary - - - FRANK KOENIG 

T- G.CROTHEPS, MAURICE V. SAMUEIS 

The Directors believe that Oil will be found 
in quantity and at no great depth. Treasury 
stock is being sold to insure adequate capital for 
extensive development of this very large holding. 
Listed on CALIFORNIA OIL EXCHANGE. 

Prospectus on request at office of Secretary, 



KOENIG'S 123 Kearny St. 

SAN FRANCISCO. 



Incorporated Oct. 3, 1899. 

NEW HOPE OIL CO. 

Capital $100,000 
100,000 Shares : : at $1.00 



This Company owns 1280 acres of patented land, 
sections 11 and 29, township 27 S, range 27 east. 
M. D. M., Kern Co. California. 



C. R. Splivalo, Italian Paste Co., 307 Battery 
St,. San Francisco. 

C. S. Ladmeister, Flour Mills, 184 Mission St., 
San Francisco. 

H, Dctard, Wholesale Grain and Commission 
Merchant, 125 Davis St., San Francisco. 

C. B. Stone, Manager San Francisco Breweries 
Ltd., 240 Second St., San Francisco. 

Thos. B. Bishop, Attorney, Bishop and Wheeler, 
532 Market street, San Francisco. 

J. W. McDonald, President and and General 
Manager City Street Improvement Co., Mills 
Bldg, San Francisco. 

W. E. Dennison, President Steiger Terra Cotta 
& Pottery Works, 1556 Market St., San Francisco. 



OFFICERS: 

C. R, Splivalo, President 

W. E, Dennison Secretary 



General Office, Room 45, 
FifthFIoor, Mills Building S. F. 



Nt. Diablo Oil Company 

14 SANSOME ST. 

San Francisco 

OFFERS FOR INVESTMENT 

A Legitimate 

il Investment 



in Land and Oil wells, two hours from 
San Francisco; two miles from San 
Pablo, Contra Costa County, where 
purchasers may see the land and oil 
wells before purchasing. 

For full particulars, circulars, etc., 
apply to 



J.W.LAYMANCE 

SECRETARY 

14 SANSOME St. 



OIL LAND FOR SALE. 
m ACRES.- — 

T. H. CHANDLER, 

Room 3, Fourth Floor, Mills Bldg. 




Capital 100,000 shares, par value of $5. 
GEO. W.TURNER President. 

Property located in Kern County, near Mc- 
Kittrick. and in Santa Clara County, near Alma. 

A limited amount of stock is now offered at 
$1.00 per share, payable in installments of 20 per 
cent jiuonthly. 

W 11 mail Prospectus if desired. 

CHAS. F. BURKS, Secretary, 
321 Safe Deposit Building, San Francisco. 



call at the 



Pacific 
Oil Reporter 



318 Pine Street 



Bovaird & Seyfang M'fg Co. 



MANUFACTURERS OF 



Stationary and Portable Boilers, Steam Engines, 

Iron Tanks, Rig Iron Outfits, Drilling and Fishing Tools 

An<l everything needed to drill and operate 

Oil, Gas & Artesian Wells 

Manufacturers agents for 

Tubing, Casing, Pipe Fittings Valves Etc. 



Natural Gas Plants a Specialty. Cable address, "Boang" A B C & Private Codes 

BRADFORD, PA., U.S.A. 



USE 

Smith=Premier Typewriter 



The Telegraph department of 
the Southern Pacific Company 
dispensed with all other makes and 
now use the Smith-Premier 
Exclusively. 

ALS MnPETHtV ^ 

200 BANKS NOW USE 

SMITHPREMIER Type- 

Writers 

We rent new Typewriters 
Art Catalogue. 

L. i M. ALEXANDER & COMPANY 

no Montgomery St., S. F. 



branches: 
Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles 



If You Want o.™ D ° s 

in any of the best localities in the 
State call on 

BEGGS& GUTTER, 

240 Montgomery St. 



1 00 choice Nome Claims for Sale 



The Great Northern 
Oil Company^^ 

Controls 1280 acres at the junc- 
tion of the Coalinga and Union 
oil belts, Fresno and San Benito 
counties. 



Capitalized at $600,000, in 600,000 
shares, par value $1.00. 

STOCK NON-ASSESSABLE. 



A Limited No. of Shares of Treasury Stock 
will be Sold at $1 peri Share. 

Main Office, - - 783 Market St 

HON. W. J. WESTERFIELD, President. 
W. B. DENNISON, Secretary and Treasurer. 



WISEMAN'S LAND BUREAU 

237 W 1st. street 

Los Anfeeles, California. (Established 1885) 



Headquarters for School and Governmen 
Lands in California. School Land only ?■ 
acre, on easy terms. Lands abound in all coon- 
tic-, require no condition as to residence or occu- 
pation. Cheapest, safest and surest iuvestmenn 
in America to man or woman. Send stamp for 
our land book. 



PIPE FOR SALE. 



2000 feet, 5-inch, Dipped, Standard 
Iron Pipe, Screw Joint. As good as new 
For Sale Cheap. 

SANTA BARBARA ICE CO. 



FORTUNES IN OIL ! 

Continental Oil And Development Company 



INCORPORATED. 



ONLY 6000 SHAKES I 

Of which iooo were put on the 
market, over half sold the first 10 
days.This is a genuine opportunity 
for an oil investment. The company 
owns by United States Patent five 
20-acre tracts in the 

Oil Basin, Kings county 

the richest Oil Bearin . s 
in the belt 




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> 960 ACRES 

i Adjoining OIL CITY, the famous 
oil district of California. We have 
made, arrangements for the latest 
improved machinery and will 
shortly be boring for oil, at which 
time stock cannot be had at the 
price now offered. 



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WM. CORBIN, President. A, E. RUDELL, Secretary. 222 Sansome Street No Assessments. 

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OF SAN FRANCISCO. 
Incorporated under the laws of California. 



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Capital Stock $100,000. Divided into 100,000 Shares, Par Value $1 each 

We have acquired title to the southeast quarter of section 26 
township 23 S, of range 17 E-, M. D. B. & M., in Kings fjj^ 
county, California, Kreyenhagen Oil District, on the oil, BELT 



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OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS— L. B. McMurtry, President; H. H 
Harlow, Vice-President; E. W. Kay, Secretary and Manager; Crocker - 
Woolworth Bank depository; J. R. Hitchcock, I.T.Bell. 

Office, PARROTT BUILDING, FI lo™°6 OR 

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The Diamond Oil Ccirpany owns 640 acres 
of the best oil land in the celebrated McKittrick 
District, in Kern county, California, with per- 
fect title. 

There are wells flowing and producing within 
three miles and all around it. 

At present there are twenty-four flowing and 
producing oil wells in this district, producing 
from one hundred to two thousand barrels each 
per day. 

The Diamond Oil Ccmj^ny'sland is in town- 
ship 29 south, range 21 east, M. D. M., in Kern 
county, in the McKittrick District, six miles 
from the railroad and within five miles of the 
great flowing McKinsey well, and by the re- 
ports of two of the best oil expert geological 
survevors of the Pacific Coast pronounced to 
be the best of oil land. 

Only a limited amount of stock will be sold 
at one dollar per share, as the value of the 
stock will double as soon as active work begins, 
as we are in the heart of the richest and most 
productive oil belt in California. 




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OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. 

Hon. E. D. Berri - - - President 
Gen. W. H. Sea mans - Vice-President 
W. W. ALLEN Sr., - - - - 

Secretary and General Manager 
Colombian Bank - - Depository 



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DIRECTORS 

W.H. SEAMANS 

Adjutant-General State of California 

I. J. TRUMAN 

President Columbian Bank 

PHILLIP LAWRENCE. 

Assistant Secretary of State, South Dakota 

JOHNJENKIN 

Barrow, Wade, Guthrie & Co., Accountants, 

London, Manchester, New York, San Francisco, 

WM. PA-RDY, 

Pacific States Building, Loan & Savings Society 

San Francisco. 

E. D. BERRI 

Carpet Dealer, San Francisco 

W. C. ALBERGER 

Mining Engineer, Sao Francisco 

GEO. L. HARRIS 

United State* Navy, retired 

W. W. ALLEN, SR. 

Attorney-at-law, San Francisco 



One of the Best Oil Districts in California 



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• FRANC! l... FRIDAY MARCH 13, iqoo. 



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CONSOLIDATION. 

The Two San Francisco Oil Ex- 
changes are United. 

A Much t<» lie Desired Result Consummated 
To the Lasting Benefit of Califor- 
nia's Oil Industry. 



Tuesday was a red letter day in 
the history of California's oil in- 
dustry. Then was perfected the 
consolidation of the two San Fran- 



tlie selling of shares of stock in 

the various companies now op- 
perating in the different districts 
in the state. For some time it has 



ken by their two respective commit- 
tees, which ratification resulted in 
the consolidation of the two ex- 
changes into one exchange, to be 
known as the Producers' oil Ex- 
change, Officers of the new l.\ 
Change were elected as follwos: 

George W. Terrill, president; Win. 

Bdwards, vice-president. Joseph 

Lr. King, chairman; R. W. Heath. 
secretary; W'm. I-'. Belding, trcas- 

urer: Hank of California, deposit 
ory;John 1'. Couch and l>. P.Bax- 
ter assistant secretaries. 

There are now regularly listed 
in the new Producers' Oil Ex- 
change 17 companies of which the 
following table will furnish some 
interesting information. 



list if they have paid the regular 
listini 

the laws of the new company 
Most of these companies were 

listed with the Califoraia oil Ex- 
change, and willi few exceptions 
it is expected that they will lie en- 
rolled on I he regular list of the 

Producers oil Exchange. 

The new hoard as organized i "ii 

sists of 121 members; 56 of whom 

were the original members of the 

Producers' oil Exchange, and 65 
being members of the old Califor- 
nia Oil Exchange. The member- 
ship of thenew Producers' Oil Ex- 
change is limited to i.;.), there be- 
ingnowbut 1 8 seats to he tilled to 




On Tuesday, March 20, the Consolidation was effected of the California Oil Exchangeand the Producers' Oil Exchange. The 
new Organization is to he Known as the Producers' Oil Exchange. The accompanying Picture Shows the Members 
of the New Exchange just after they had been called to order for the first time by President Geo. W. 
Terrill. This joint meeting indicates the beginning of a new era of prosperity in 
(Photo by Taber) the history of oil stocks in California. 



cisco oil exchanges — the Califor- 
nia Oil Exchange and the Produc- 
ers' Oil Exchange — into one organ- 
ization, viz: the Producers' Oil 
Exchange, which with an active 
membership of 121. will sell shares 
in stocks of oil companies, and la- 
ter on will sell certificates of oil, 
and, in a word, will furnish the 
medium of business between the 
investing public and the compan- 
ies which are now developing a 
new and great source of wealth 
from the almost untried oil districts 
in the state. Ever since last No- 
vember there have been two oil 
exchanges in San Francisco, both 
working for the same end, namely: 



been evident that whereas their 
was a reasonable volume of busi- 
ness for one oil exchange, when 
that business . was divided and 
brought into two exchanges in- 
stead of one, the result was not 
satisfactory to either exchange. 
As a consequence negotiations 
have been pending for some time 
looking toward the consolidation 
of these two rival exchanges into 
one united organization. As a re- 
sult of these preliminary delibera- 
tions the members of the two ex- 
changes met in the Board room of 
the Producers' Oil Exchange in 
the Mills Building, on Tuesday of 
this week.and ratified theaction ta- 



Company. 



Blue Goose. ..... 

Buckboro 

Burlington ., 

Caribou 

Cbolame Valley .. . 

Dominion 

Home 

National 

New Hope 

Northfleld .. - — 

Parhfleld 

Pennsylvania Coo. 
Petroleum Center .. 

San Luis.. 

Shamrock ... 

St. Lawrence 

West Lalte.. 



Aoreage. 



80 
160 



120 

2,60(1 

80 

8U 

160 

1,281' 

160 

1,2 or 

141' 

740 

lUO.Onn 

160 

160 



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60. 

100 
2 

100, 

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7, 
108, 
200, 
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10U, 
600, 
100, 

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500 

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County. 



Fresco 

Ventura 

Los Angeles 

Fresno 

Monterey 

Kern 

Fresno 

Fresno 

Kern 

Kings 

Monterey 

Fresno 

Kern 

Mooterey.Kiogs 

Kern 

Kings 

Los Angeles 



In addtion to the above there 
are twenty-four other companies 
whose names are now called on 
the Board and will continue to be 
called until April 30th., when 
they will be placed on the legular 



make the quota of membership 
complete. The price per seat is 
$250 dollars. 

Following are the companies 
which are not regularly listed with 
the new Exchange, but the names 



(Continued on page 6.) 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 

Published. Weekly 

The Oil authority of the Pacific Coast 



W B. WINN, Editor and Publisher. 



Office and Editorial Rooms 

318 Pine Street, San Francisco 

Telephone, Bush, 176 
Opposite California Oil Exchange. 



TERMS 

One Yea k $2 5° 

Six Months • l 5° 

Three Months 1 °° 

Single Copies *oc 

STRICTLY IN ADVANCE 

Money should be sent by Postal Order. Draft 
or Registered Letter addressed to Pacific Oil Re- 
porter, 318 Pine street, San Francisco, room 
20 Communications must be accompanied by 
writer's name and address, not necessarily for 
publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. 

Entered in the Postoffice at San Francis o, Cal. 
as second-class matter. 



FRIDAY MARCH 23. 1900 



It is gratifying to oil men to 
know the editor of 
A Friend the Chronicle takes a 
To the great deal of interest 

Oil Men. in them as a class, 
and believes that our 
oil product in five years will ex- 
ceed that of any State in the 
Union. 

It is hard to say how the oil 
men would have known of this at- 
titude of the Chronicle editor had 
he not had the misfortune to have 
attended the banquet given last 
Saturday at Los Angeles, by the 
Young Men's Republican League. 
On that occasion the oil man's ed- 
itorial friend was made Jhe sub- 
ject of a severe tongue-lashing by 
Governor Gage, after which the 
editor attempted to square him- 
self by throwing bouquets at the 
assembled Los Angelenos. As 
many of them were interested in 
oil, and as the editor was deeply 
anxious to eradicate the impress- 
ion against him created by the 
Governor's tirade, he took occas- 
ion to say a great many pretty 
things about the oil men and the 
oil industry, not only of Los An- 
geles but of the State at large. 

On this account oil men ought 
to return a vote of thanks to the 
Governor — not becaue he abused 
the editor, but because of the re- 
sult of this abuse which was to 
make them aware that in the edi- 
tor they had such a firm friend — 
friendly not to two or three but 
to all; not to one portion of the 
state but to all. 

Previous to this tirade of the 
Governor oil men had occasion to 
think the editor was friendly 
only to those two or three com- 
panies in which he at one time 
owned the large blocks of stock 
which he has been able to unload 
on a trusting public. For these 
few companies the editor's paper 
has always had the kindliest 
words. The stock has been boomed 
to the skies. Dividends hung out 
at the end of every month like 
apples on a bough. To read the ed- 
itor's paper oil men came to the 
conclusion these few were the 
only companies in the State that 



amounted to a hill of beans. 

After the editorial speech of last 
Saturday, however, oil men must 
conclude their opinion has 'been 
biased. The Chronicle has fav- 
ored the oil industry as a whole 
instead of those companies in 
which its editor was financially 
interested. It is not a fact the ed- 
itor has unloaded a lot of stock at 
$1.40 or thereabouts that was 
worth $2.50, and it is not a fact 
that a great many stockholders 
have had to suffer a needless loss 
on his account. The editor is a 
friend of the oil man in Los An- 
geles as well as in San Francisco. 
He has the confidence of all the 
first-class companies in the State, 
and every stockbroker in San 
Francisco takes off his hat to him 
as he goes by and murmurs "God 
bless you!" 

Yes, that speech about oil came 
from the heart, The editor is a 
thoroughly oily man. 



The Oil City Derrick, the lead- 
ing Pennsyl- 
To Discourage vania oil pa- 
Eastern per, and re- 
Investment, garded as the 
chief organ of 
the Standard Oil Company, re- 
cently contained a lengthy editor- 
ial, the sole aim of which seems to 
be to discourage the investment 
of eastern capital in California oil 
fields. It premises its article with 
general statements in regard to the 
dishonest methods prevalent in 
Pennsylvania during the oil spec- 
ulations of 1863-4. It gives num- 
erous instances of how great for- 
tunes were rapidly made and lost 
and then shows how great a part 
dishonest methods had to play in 
the excitement of these years. As 
an illustration of this it tells how 
in 1865 "two brokers, who had or- 
ganized the United Service Petrol- 
eum Company, with a lot of dis- 
tinguished names in the director- 
ate, were placed under arrest, 
charged with fraud and misrepre- 
sentation by which the plaintiffs, 
George D. Kellogg and others, 
were defrauded out of $45,000. 
These men had published a ' glow- 
ing prospectus, giving location of 
alleged o'il lands, and prominent 
among the founders of the com- 
pany were some of the most cele- 
brated officers connected with the 
Army of the Potomac and the 
War Department. A large quan- 
tity of the stock was sold, when a 
committee of the stockholders be- 
gan to investigate and learned that 
a swindle of the most barefaced de- 
scription had been perpetrated. 
Instead of a number of wells : al- 
most ready to yield a return for 
the outlay expended, they found 
but one solitary excavation and 
the hotels and outbuildings de- 
scribed in the prospectus proved 
to be nothing but wretched shan- 
ties. This proved the beginning 
of the end and the collapse 
of the speculative oil company 
craze proved still more rapid 
than its rise." 

The Derrick then goes on to 
state that "history repeats itself, 
and at the present day the Califor- 
nia oil region is passing through 
the same experience that the Oil 
creek valley did thirty-five years 



ago. Speculators are busy forming 
oil companies, and so numerous 
have these become that exchanges 
at Los Angeles and other places 
have been formed for the sole pur- 
pose of dealing in this stock. Al- 
most the entire oil business of the 
State as now conducted is hazard- 
ous and fraudulent. * * * The 
California oil man seems to be 
striving to conduct the petroleum 
business on the mining principle 
rather than on the producing plan 
in vogue in Pennsylvania. * * * 
It is a pity that California cannot 
profit by the experience of Penn- 
sylvania and be warned in time. 
But she seems destined to learn the 
same old lesson only in the same 
old way." 

The above extracts show the 
animus of the Derrick's editorial. 
Yet it has no basis in fact. 

So far as is known there has 
not been a single instance of fraud 
in California such as the Derrick 
mentions as occurring in Pennsyl- 
vania in 1865. Californians are 
not wild over oil stocks. They 
are not tumbling over each other 
in their eagerness to buy shares. 
The contrary is the case. To sell 
its shares a company must have 
land in a well-known oil belt; its 
directors must be men of influence 
and business reputation; it must 
be conducted on business princi- 
ples and must command the confi- 
dence of the public. Even then 
the placing of its stock is no easy 
matter. Inquiries are made by the 
investing California public which 
is by no means ignorant of stock 
matters. People here are well-ac- 
quainted with mining stocks and 
the methods which in the early 
days worked such havoc to the 
investing public. To sell its 
shares a California oil company 
most have merit, and that is a 
characteristic which was woefully 
lacking in many of the Pennsyl- 
vania companies of 1864-5. 

Furthermore, more actual devel- 
opment work has been done in 
California in the last six months 
than was ever done in Pennsyl- 
vania during corresponding time 
in its earlier history. More wells 
have been drilled successfuly in 
this, the beginning of Califor- 
nia's oil history than were 
drilled in Pennsylvania, and 
while our oil output has been mate- 
rially increased, this increase does 
not begin to indicate the actual in- 
crease, owing to the fact that a 
large number of producing wells 
are capped, waiting for pipe lines 
and storage facilities. 

The Derrick, whether wilfully or 
not, has done the California oil in- 
dustry a great and grave injustice. 
If it has done this knowingly the 
reason is that it is unwilling to see 
Eastern capital and skilled labor 
going to California, and is still more 
unwilling to have the Pacific Coast 
oil market supplied from its own 
fields rather than from the territory 
controlled by the Standard Oil mo- 
nopoly. 

If you want to buy oil lands, lease 
or promote oil companies, call on 
A. Barieau, Oil Land Expert.Room 
505 Call Building. 



The reason the Producers' Oil 
Exchange 
Oil Certificates, does not deal 
An Impossibility, in oil certi- 
ficates, is be- 
cause that now oil certificates are 
impossible. At present the sup- 
ply of crude oil does not begin to 
equal the demand. To deal in oil 
certificates means a big storage 
system, pipe lines, a supply of oil 
sufficient to last for a long time 
ahead. All these will come and 
will come soon, if the present in- 
crease in the output continues. 
But for the present it is as impos- 
sible to deal in oil certificates as ii. 
would be to deal in grain if there 
was no wheat in the warehouses. 

For the present all California 
oil exchanges can do is to deal 
in the stocks of oil companies, but 
as soon as there is oil enough pro- 
duced and stored to make it pos- 
sible to deal in oil certificates, 
then and not till then can this 
branch of the oil business be en- 
tertained. 

The Oil City Derrick condemns 
the California oil exchanges be- 
cause they have not dealt in these 
certificates. Wait awhile. As 
soon as they get marbles enough 
to play with, the Derrick man will 
be invited to come over and play 
with the California boys in their 
back yard. 



Will Drill Deep. 

President Martin I. W. Smith, of 
the Los Angeles Oil and Transpor- 
tation Company, states that in a 
short time his company will com- 
mence the drilling of a deep well 
to the primary oil sand on their 
Los Angeles property. One well, 
a quarter of a mile distant, called 
the Johnson well, has been drilled 
to a depth of 1400 feet, and is the 
only deep well in the Los Angeles 
oil district. This well is now yield- 
ing about sixty barrels a day, and 
oil and water is flowing over the 
casing. As soon as this can be 
shut off the well will be drilled still 
deeper, and it is expected that a 
good flowing well be obtained. 



Oil in Germany. 

Mr. W. E. von Johansen, of the 
Century Oil Company, sends us the 
following interesting communica- 
tion, which was sent to him from 
the Hamburg office of the com- 
pany: 

Recently in the vicinity of the 
village of Wistze, near Cello, an oil 
well has been bored which now 
gives over 100 barrels of oil perday. 
There was shipped out of Wistze 
during the month of January 81 
double carloads of oil of a value of 
about 100,000 marks (about $25,- 
000). A few days ago, however, 
Messrs. S. Rheinhold (Hanover) 
and G. Schroeder (Winsen), work- 
ing for the Hannnoverion West- 
phalian Petroleum Company, made 
a very rich strike out of a newly 
drilled well, only 580 feet deep. 
The oil came up with such force 
that the strong wooden plug at 
the end of the pipe was thrown by 
the pressure of the oil against the 
derrick, 65 feet high. 



An advertisement in this paper 
is a wise investment. 



r. 



OH. RFPORTF.R 



Oil in Arizona. 

A dispatch frc«m 
that oil has been ed in 

.Mohave coanl 
ground, and samples tested 
Angeles, according to reports, give 
flattering returns. Abundant indi- 
■ ur in the Chemebuevis 
district, where the find was made. 
The oil sand is characteristically 
greasy, and a little pressure cb 
it into a compact mass. A strip 
three or four miles wide, commenc- 
ing near the summit of the Chime- 

huevis range and extending to the 
banks of the Colorado river, a dis- 
tance of nearly ten miles, is liter- 
ally checkered with spots of this 
sand. 

The discovery has caused intense 
excitement. Men are flocking to 
the scene from Northern Arizona. 
An attempt was made by the small 
party of miners who made thedis- 
covery to conduct explorations and 
make tests quietly, but their plans 
leaked out. The news spread 
quickly, and already business men 
and mining speculators of Kings- 
man have locations in the oil belt. 
Arizona is threatened by a wood 
famine, brought on partly by the 
ruling of the Department of the 
Interior with respect tocutting tim- 
ber on Government domain, and 
the prodviction of oil, giving to the 
mining industry acheap fuel, would 
obviously be a boon. 

Oil indications occur in Mohave 
county in a district of rich placer 
diggings which attract many pros- 
pectors with dry washingmachines. 
That the presence of petroleum has 
not been known before this time is 
extraordinaiy. Dr. J. M. Ford, 
one of the most competent experts 
in Arizona, who has had a great 
deal of experience in oil, has hinted 
at the existence of oil in Mohave 
county, but never disclosed the 
exact location of the oil indications 
he discovered. 

There are indications that a rail- 
road will be extended from a point 
on the Denver and Rio Grande, 
near Durango, to the northeast 
corner of Arizona, the main pur- 
pose being to open rich copper 
holdings at the Arizoha terminus. 
A party of surveyors arrived in 
Flagstaff the other day after run- 
ning a line of survey through the 
southeast corner of Utah and the 
Navajo Indian reservation of Ari- 
zona between Mesa La Vaca and 
Squaw mountain. The route in- 
cluds in Arizona a rich and unde- 
veloped coal region. The survey has 
already been carried to the Little 
Colorado river, and it is anticipated 
that the line will be extended to a 
point on the Williams and Grand 
Canyon Railroad. The survey 
passes a region of rich copper de- 
posits on the Navajo reservation 
controlled by Pittsburg capitalists. 
It is significant that the survey is 
being carried through the Navajo 
reservation at a time when there is 
talk of opening the reservation to 
mining. The Pittsburg people 
have also shown signs of activity 
recently. It is said that the de- 



s in the I n are veri 

table mountains of high-grade 
unreying pari 
the countrx through which it 
I uninhab- 
ited, but richly mineralized along 

the entire con: 



pur 

I by tl and 

turned into a count) road, is it will 

■ thirty miles to tin New 

Idria mines and other important 

enterpt 



CnNTURV OIL COMPANY. 



A Question of Oil. 
By sinking wells 200 feel apart 

the number on a quarter section 

would reach 160. Assuming thai 
the oil sand is 200 feet in thickness, 
as it is in the River district, each 
well would draw from a cube 2O0 

feet in dimension which would con- 
tain about 500,000 barrels of oil. If 

each well were of fifty-barrel ca- 
pacity, twenty-eight years and two 

months would be required to ex- 
haust the territory. — Ex. 



Fresno-Alpha Oil Company. 

Since its last meeting President 
J. M. Gleaves, accompanied by Mr. 
J. E. Wilson. C. Iv., visited the oil 
lands owned by this company, and 
selected the spot to commence bor 
ing the first well. Mr. Wilson is a 
gentleman of large experience who 
for the past thirty years and over 
has devoted the greater portion of 
his time to the study of the oil fields 
of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and 
Ohio, and who for the last several 
years has studied and inspected the 
oil lands of California. He is 
therefore well qualified to give an 
opinion of value and make a loca- 
tion for sinking a well. He states 
that he considers the lands of the 
company as being equal to any in 
the State so far as can judged by 
surface indications and expressed 
the belief that the company will 
not only get a large producing 
well, but that the oil will be of a 
superior quality. The Fresno- Al- 
pha stockholders are to be congrat- 
ulated and wished the success that 
the energy and enterprise of their 
managers entitles them to. It is 
stated that a carload of casing is 
now en route and will reach Men- 
dota by another week. The ma- 
chinery and drilling rig is now on 
the ground, The excellent road 
built by the company, which opens 
up an entirely new district and im- 
proved the property of nine or ten 
new companies in San Benito and 









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a uhingtoo Building 

Write n* 1..1 particulars. Share* $1.50 each. 



For Lease & For Sale 

Kern County Oil Land 

Northwest of McKittrick. 

TERMS EASY 



Wanted — Men to contract to 
drill one or more wells. 



Richardson Land Co. 

Tulare, Cal. 

Drillers Wanted 

Persons desirous of contracting 
for the sinking of oil wells on Im- 
perial Oil and Development Co. 's 
lands in Fresno and Kern coun- 
ties, can obtain full particulars 
by applying at the office, 

624 Emma Spreckles Building, 

927 Market Street, S. F 



Producing Oil Properties. 



THE MCCARTHY CO. 



James P. McCarthy President 

Ei \very McCarthy Secretai y 

d66 MARKET ST., SAN FRANCISCO, 



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ROPES 



-FOR 



WELL g 
DRILLING 

Sand Lines, etc., <§£, 

Block Clips, 
Jfc Clamps, Sheaves, etc. 

John A. Roebling's Sons Co 1 

25 & 27 FREMONT ST., 

San Francisco, Cal. 



Works, Trenton, New Jersey. 



GIBBS OIL CO. 

Capitalized at $600,000, in 12,000 
Shares, par value, $50.00 



5000 shares will be soid at $5 per share payable 

in monthly installments of $r per share. 

CompaDy owns 2,560 acres in the southern part o 

Fresno County. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Dr. Asa Clark - - President 

M. P. Stein - Vice-President 

H. W. Taylor - - Secretary 

W. H. Lorenz H. T. Compton 



Stockton Savings Bank, Treasurer 
1W. B. ESTBS.M. D., 

209 Turk Street, - City Agent 



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STERLING, 



Has Struck OIL! 



We take pleasure in announcing that the Sterling Company struck oil in well No. i, on 
Monday, March 19th, at a depth of 560 feet, and the well is now being pushed to completion. 
The oil sand pierced was very rich and the well will without doubt, be equal to, if not of 
superior capacity, to the heavy producers of the Kern River Oil District. 

A Limited Number of Shares at $1 Per Share 

Will be sold from the Treasury Stock for the purpose of increasing our developing plant. 
We offer a legitimate business proposition for conservative investors, and court a thorough 
investigation. Prospectus and maps for the asking. 



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STERLING OIL AND DEVELOPMENT CO. 



m 35=36 Crocker Building, Sao Francisco Cal. 



Telephone Red 1751 






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Directors: W. S. Gage, President: J. A. Bunting, Vice-President; J. C. Hampton, 
W. K. Masten, H. H. Blood. Wm. F.llery. Secretary-Treasurer. 



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CONSOLIDATION. 

(Continued from page i.) 



of which are regularly called at 
each session of the Exchange, and 



Bakersfield, Fred McPherson San 
Francisco, L C Marshutz Main and 
Howard streets, Joseph Martin 327 
Market street, T B Matthews Sel- 
ma, Fred W McNear cor California 



COMPANY. 



Anaconda Oil Company 

Barker Ranch Oil Company 

Big Paooche Oil and Gas Company - 

Black Hill Oil Company - 

Calilornia Oil and Gas Company 

Century Oil Company - 

Consolidated Oil and Development Company. .- 

DuquesneOil Company ._ ... 

Easts Id e Oil and Gas Company.. 

Grand Central Oil Company 

Great Western Oil and Development Company 

Herron Hill Oil Company 

Monterey Oil Company --- 

National Oil Company 

Niagara Oil Company _ — .- ._..-- 

Oakland Oil and Gas Company -- 

San Beuito Oil Company .. _. 

San Joaquin Oil and Development Company . 

Southern California - 

Stella Oil Mining Compaoy - 

Sterling Oil and Development Company.. 

United States - --- 

TJtica Oil Company _ 

Youkoo Crude Oil Company - 



Capital 
Authorized 



$500. OUl 
200,000 
6n0,000 
250,01 

2,000,000 
600,000 
50,000 
125,000 
270.000 
600.000 
400,000 
1 00,000 

1,000 000 

500,000 
250.000 
300 000 
500,000 
100,000 
300,000 
100 000 
250,000 
100,000 
200,000 
260,000 



ShBres. 


Par Value 


100,00f 


$ 6 00 


200.00C 


1 00 


1O0.00C 


5 00 


100,00(1 


2 50 


200.000 


10 00 


60,000 


10 00 


50,000 


1 00 


500 


260 00 


27,000 


10 00 


100,000 


6 00 


400,000 


1 0* 


4,000 


00 00 


1,000.000 


100 


100,000 


6 00 


10.000 


2 6 00 


300.000 


1 00 


100,000 


6 00 


100,000 


100 


300,1 '00 


1 00 


100.000 


1 00 


250,000 


1 00 


100,000 


. loo 


60,000 


6 00 


100.000 


2 50 



which will be regularly listed upon 
payment of the regular fee of $r, 
payable before April 30th, 1900. 

STOCK BROKERS. 

S L Ackerman 320 Montgomery 
street, E P Barrett 320 Pine street, 
Wm F Belding Mills Building, Al- 
bert Bender 310 Sacramento street, 
Geo F Beveridge 308 Pine street, J 
B Bourne Pacific Stock Exchange, 
Geo L Bresse 412 Pine street, Karl 
W Brown Exchange rooms Mills 
buiding, A F Coffin 327 Pine street, 
A B Costigan 303 California street, 
Wm Edwards 304 Montgomery 
Josua Eppinger 311 California 
street, E Epstein 316 Pine street, 
Harry Francis 503 California street, 
E Gauthier Jr 309 California street, 
Max Goldman 312 Pine street, A G 
Gurnett 308 Pine street, Louis Ha- 
gan 415 Montgomery street, W E 
Hale 218 Sansome street, R W 
Heath 3d floor Mills building, 
Emile EKahn 218 California street, 
Joseph Kahn, 313 Montgomery 
street, Jos L King Mills building, 
Charles D Laing 337 Pine street, 
Joseph Marks Palace Hotel, N T 
Messer 306 Montgomery street, 
William E Miles 425 California 
street, Wilfred Page 302 California 
street, C E Paxton 314 Pine street, 
A B Ruggles, 337 Pine street, Syl- 
vian Solomon 207 Montgomery 
street, Rudolph Sampson 313 Mont- 
gomery street, B F Shaw 327 Pine 
street. Howard H Shinn 318 Pine 
street, Werner Stauff 321 Pine 
street, G W Terrill 3d floor Mills 
building, Jos B Toplitz 330 Pine 
street, WS Wattles, 337 Pine street, 
A S Woolberg 306 Montgomery. 

OTHER MEMBERS. 

W C Andrews San Jose, DJ Bar- 
nert 312 Pine street, D D Baxter 
Mills building, C S Benedict The 
Hastings, Montgomery and Sutter 
streets, F G Berry Fresno, Capt 
Frank Barrett Palo Alto, Clarence 
J Berry Selma, W J Berry Selrna, 
H C Bunker 302 California street 
room 12, E E Bush Hanford, John 
Choice San Francisco, John P Clark 
Kingsburg, Henry J Crocker 
Crocker building, Louis M Dinkel- 
spiel Bakersfield, Wendell Easton 
638 Market street, Louis Einstein 
Fresno, N C Farnuni Oakland. Al- 
fred Fuhrman 330 Pine street, CA 
Fuller Bakersfield, J Goldman 4 
Sutter street, W H H Hart Parrott 
building, W L Hardison First and 
Broadway Los Angeles, John Hee- 
nan 330 Pine street, Geo W Hen- 
derson San Jose, R H Herron 212 
NLA street Los Angeles, F Hoh- 
weisner 232 California street, W G 
Hughes Los Angeles, Chas B Jen- 
nings, 121 California street, Henry 
Kahn, A D King Hanford, M J 
Laymance Oakland, Marion Levin- 
britt 4 Sutter street, Leon Lewin 
4 Sutter street room 3, Jesse W 
Lilienthal 202 Sansome street, L L 
Long 326 California street, JJMack 



and Sansome streets, A L McPher- 
son Oakland, Dr J M Merrill Oak- 
land, A L Meyer 216 Pine street, 
Louis F Monteagle Savings Union 
building, Thomas Morton San 
Francisco, Irving F Moulton San 
Francisco, Herman Nathan Fresno, 
John M Pettigrew, 108 Sacramento 
street, Mitchell Phillips San Jose. 
Leon Phipps 638 Market, street 
I F Poston Selma, T L Reed Reed- 
ley, E G Schmeidell 307 Sansome, 
Louis A Schwabacher 112 Cala., 
Max Schwabacher 112 California, 
BD Pike 213 Batter street, E Si- 
mon 119 Bush, L B Shepard, 
Chicago, W H Snedaker San 
hrancisco, Chas Sontag, 116 Mar- 
ket, A B Smith Fresno, LW Smith 
201a Front, W M Spencer, Selma, 
W A Spinks 655 Market street, W 
A Steele 2048 Howard street, D W 
Stewart, Summerland, C B Stone 
240 Second street, F W Sumner 
417 Front street, W W Terrill Coal- 
inga, W M Thornton Hotel Riche- 
lieu San Francisco, J B Treadwell, 
Bakersfield, E H Tucker Selma, E 
G Vincent 16 Mills building 2dfloor, 
Henry Wangenheim S. F. Produce 
Exchange, Augustus Waterman 
Nevada block, Irving J Weil 215 
Sansome street, Lewis P Weil care 
Buckingham & Hecht 225 Bush 
street, Max Wolf 206 Battery 
street, P L Wooster San Mateo, C 
S Young ii Montgomery street, 
Geo A Moore, 208 California. 

Petroleum Center. 

Well No. 2, on 28, 28-28, is being 
drilled down through the second 
sand, and Mr. Stratton, the secre- 
tary of the company, says that he 
expects the well will be finished 
within a week or ten days. The 
second sand was struck at a 
depth of 375 feet. The well is 
now down over 400 feet, and 
the work of preparing the "jS/i cas- 
ing is almost completed. This 
will be put down immediately, 
when the well will be pushed to 
completion. 

Well No. 1, on 8, 28-28 is now 
capped awaiting further develop- 
ments, which will be resumed very 
shortly. The new rig isnow being 
got into readiness for immediate 
work. This well is now in the oil 
sand, and but little work will be 
necessary to finish it and make it 
one of the best wells in the dis- 
trict. 



OF GREAT IMPORTANCE. 



For Sale. 



Two Second-hand Standard Drilling 
Machines, three Second-hand Standarp 
Oil Country Drilling Rigs, 

CHARLES W. DOWNES, 

6821 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 



Oil men should patronize an oil 
paper for their printing, especially 
if it gives them better work than 
they can get elsewhere. 



A Pipe Line and Storage Com- 
pany Now Assured. 

The Pacific Oil Reporter 
may be said to have had its hobby, 
which was the insisting that the 
real success of the oil industry of 
California depended not merely on 
the drilling of producing wells, but 
on the solving of the problem of 
how to market the product of these 
wells to the best advantage both 
of the producer and the consumer. 
The oil industry of California is 
not confined to any one section, 
but to many districts in the state 
which are far apart. Not only 
this, but each individual district, 
with few exceptions, is vast in its 
tenitory, as compared with cor- 
responding fields in the East. 

The vast extent of the Ventura, 
Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Fresno 
and San Benito fields is something 
which the eastern mind acquainted 
with the comparatively narrow 
limits of eastern oil fields cannot 
readily grasp. All these different 
districts are being developed as fast 
as rigs can be obtained and drills 
forced into the ground. As fast as 
new wells are struck they are 
being capped ready for the pipe 
lines and storage tanks, which must 
surely be constructed. 

This question . of pipe lines and 
storage tanks is one which must be 
met, and met promptly. At pres- 
ent there is no uniform system of 
pipe lines or storage tanks. In- 
stead of there being a uniform 
price for oil, already foolish compe- 
tition has set in, and a company 
which could readily receive $1 a 
barrel for its oil is offering it for 90 
cents, with the idea that it may se- 
cure the trade of a rival company, 
which is entirely unnecessary, as 
the demand - for oil is far in excess 
of the supply. 

The Pacific Oil Reporter is 
in a position to state that the de- 
tails of a company have now been 
arranged, which has for its object 
a system of pipe lines which will 
include all the main fields in the 
state. It will construct vast stor- 
age tanks at different centers from 
which will radiate hundred of miles 
of pipe lines, which will be con- 
structed from the storage tanks out 
into the properties of the various 
producing oil companies. This 
company has strong financial back- 
ing already definitely secured, 
thereby placing it in a position 
where it can now proceed to the 
practical development of its 
plans with all reasonable speed. 
Already negotiations are pending 
in California and the East for the 
immediate construction of pipe 
lines and tanks, and arrangements 
are being perfected by which all 
the leading producers on the coast 
will become interested in the suc- 
cess of this company for their own 
welfare and for the avoidance of 
unreasonable competition. 

This company will afford a mar- 
ket lor all the product of the state, 
and will be able to store all the oil 
which can be offered, so that the 
question of oil certificates can be 
satisfactorily answered. 

A number of large would-be con- 
sumers are today hesitating as to 
whether they should change their 
plants from coal burning to oil 
burning, for the reason that they 
fear a lack of oil for fuel purposes 
when it is most needed. The com- 



pany in question will always hav° 
such a supply of oil on hand that 
the question of possible scarcity of 
oil will be 110 longer entertained 
by any would-be consumer. Not 
only this, the oil will be classified 
according, to its different degrees of 
gravity, and those who desire 
lighter oil will always, be able to 
obtain it in the same way as those 
who desire a heavier oil can ob- 
tain that. 

The details of this company, with 
the-names ot those connected with 
it, comprising eastern as well as 
local capital, will be made public 
in a few days, and when this is 
done the company will merit the 
confidence of every oil producer 
and oil dealer in the state. 



The Oriental. 



The Oriental Oil Company is 
starting out with very flattering 
prospects. Reports are coming 
from the president, Mr. L. B. Mc-I 
Murtry, who is at present in the. 
East, that stock is being sold rap- 
idly. The company is making 
preparations to commence develop- 
ment; they are negotiating for a 
rig, and the preliminary work will 
begin within two or three weeks. 
Their property is located in the 
center of the Kreyenhagen district, 
where the best grade of oil is found. 
It is considered A 1 oil land by the 
oil experts. Balfour, Guthrie &: 
Co. have secured several thousand 
acres adjoining the Oriental Oil 
Co.'s land on all sides, and are de- 
veloping it and are meeting with 
good success, having a number of 
producing wells. It is confidently 
expected that they will get a fine 
flow of the high grade oil, which 
means to the stockholders hand- 
some dividends in the near future.- 

The Oriental Oil Company- is of- 
ficered by substantial businessmen 
of San Francisco and Tulare, which 
is a guarantee to the stockholders 
that the affairs of the company will 
be condncted on economic prin- 
ciples. 

It is confidently expected that 
the balance of the treasury stock 
will be closed out within the next 
two weeks, and development work 
will be prosecuted night and day. 

They were very fortunate in se- 
curing an experienced driller, Mr. 
Bert Webb, closing a contract with 
him last week. Mr. Webb has had 
a great deal of experience in drill- 
ing deep wells on the Pacific Coast 
with remarkable success. 



Sterling Struck Oil. 

A telegram from H. H. Blood to 
Secretary Ellery of the Sterling 
Oil Company, and dated March 
20th, reads: "Struck oil in Sterling 
at midnight last night. Very rich." 
Well No. 1 will soon be finished, 
and derricks are up for two more 
wells. The Sterling folks are now 
in the front rank. 



First Well in the County. 

The first oil well of San Luis 
Obispo county was struck this week 
on the Huasnarancho by Henry. J. 
Crocker. It yields twenty barrels 
a day. Expert Ogden passed on 
this land and located the well. 



Expert Ogden. 

M. M. Ogden, who acted as Field 
Expert of the California Oil Ex- 
change from- its inception to its 
consolidation with the Producers' 
Oil Exchange, has been elected 
Field expert of the latter organs 
zation. The appointment meet- 
with general approbation. 



[FIC Oil. RI-roRTF.R 



A I4() BARREL WELL 



The Bii>iic»l Strike Vet In thc 
Summcrlnncl District. 

n tin. oil 
wha: Southern I 

Compan) ght. which 

during tli 

timated, pumped 140 
barrels. In fact, says tin Summer- 
land Courier, it pumped 
luch oil that the twenty-live 
barrel receiving tank into which 

the fluid flowed, preparatory to 

being pumped to the Storage tank. 

Bowing when the well 

was shut down, al the expiration 

of 24 hours, the pipe line leading 
to the storagi' tank being inade- 
quate to handle the output of the 
oil running into the tank. 

The new well is in the second 
sand, the first well of this com- 
pany's, which has gone to the 
second stratum. Before clay was 
reached under the first stratum, 90 
feet of good oil sand had to be 
worked through. When this was 
passed the drillers run into dry 
oil sand, clay ami shale. About 
10 o'clock Wednesday night Wes- 
ley Hickey was drilling in this for- 



lUt in 
hnnnel. 

The Flashlight. 

Tli> pany 

have made arrangements with a 
trust company to have a port 
their stock guaranteed, the trust 
company holding bonds with which 
deem the stock at any time. 
This makes stink of the Flashlight 
Oil Company as safe an investment 

as r. S, Government Bonds, with 

the additional Speculative value to 
he derived from production of oil. 
The company is now offering this 
guaranteed stock for >i per share. 

which can he procured at the office 

of the company, 505 Spreckels 
Building. 

Work is progressing rapidly on 

the development of the property 

owned by this company. A rig is 
now being put on the ground and 
will he in operation before May 1. 
The company has also made three 

leases on which rigs will lie at work 
soon. A large flow of oil has been 
struck at a depth of 400 feet on 
land immediately adjoining the 
the property of the Flashlight Oil 
Company, which shows that the 
land of this company is as good as 
any in the Coalinga district. 



NEW RAILRO\l> IN M.UN ^SS^SSBSSSSi'! 



I B«lce*af leld Co. to Build 1 10m 

Gosford t,i C".'ist Ran£c 

Thi lilroad to Sun- 

he authoi 
nouncement made last Thun 

and it is most important result of 
the development of Kern's oil 
fields. 

On Thursday articles of incor- 
poration of the Sunset Railroad 
company were filed with the 
county clerk. The capital stock 
■ and the requil 

per mile is subscribed by the fol- 
lowing stockholders: C. N. Beale, 

{2 8,OO0; Sol Jewitt, (500; 1.. 1'. St 
Clair, $500; 11. A. Blodget, - 
I'. T. Whorff, $500. These gen- 
tlemen, says the California!] 

likewise the directors of the new 
incorporation and it is probable 
that C. X. Beal will be elected 
president, Sol Jeuett, vice-|> 
dent, and II. A, Blodget treasurer 
and secretary. 

Arrangements have already 
been perfected whereby the bonds 
of the road will be sold to pay the 
cost of the construction of the 
road. 

In the beginning the track will 
be laid from Gosford on the As- 



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TANKS 



ou want t<« haul fuel or 
«ul t«i \our drilling ri^ 
you should 

1. Barrel Wagon Tank, 

made up .mi of Appallo 
< ralvanized Iron. 

We tan furni-.li aii\ 

Tank foi any purpose ri*- 
(|uired at i big saving 
ordinary shop prices, 
cause we 0U3 our iron at 

the mills in larjje quanti- 
ties ami employ onlj the 

besl skillnl lab 'i. 

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Kutner 
Goldstein Co. 

HANFORD, CAJU. 



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Portion 01 Sumtnerland Oil Fields. 



mation when suddenly he felt the 
drill swing clear at the bottom. 
The tools were lowered carefully 
a distance of about 4)^ feet, when 
he felt the bottom again 
Thinking semething was wrong 
wrong with the tools, he pulled 
them out of the well and 
found they were covered with 
pure petroleum. He lowered 
them into the hole once more, but 
could not touch the bottom, as the 
oil had risen 270 feet in the well. 
The total depth of the well is 370 
feet. The bailer showed the oil to 
be perfectly free from sand. A 
pump was rigged the next day and 
the well started with the above re- 
sults. The oil is very heavy, being 
of 13 degrees gravity. All of the 
wells of this firm are good pro- 
ducers (of high gravity oil, with 
this exception (although only in 
the first sand. No. n, adjoining 
the phenomenon, is pumping 
twenty barrels a day, being fifty- 
two feet in the first sand. 

The last well sunk on the Du- 
quesne wharf adjoining the South- 
ern Pacific wharf, which started off 
with forty barrels a couple of 
months ago, is now pumping sixty 
barrels daily from the first sand. It 
is very probable that further devel- 
opment will show many more good 
wells in this section of the territory, 
the oil sand appearing to deepen, 



Dividend Declared. 

The Buckhorn Company on the 
19th declared its fifth dividend of 
5 cents a share, payable March 
26th. This company now has 11 
producing wells, and well No. 12 
is down 375 feet and is into the oil 
sand, with a big showing of oil and 
gas. The output of the Buckhorn 
Company is now about 1200 bar- 
rels. The new company, of wnich 
Martin I. W. Smith and Worthing- 
ton Ames are at the head, has had 
control of the Buckhorn only five 
months, in which time five divi- 
dends have been declared of 5 cents 
a share. 



The Oceanic. 

J. W. Barbour, of Hanford, is in 
the city this week on oil business, 
and reports that on Saturday last 
the well on the Oceanic property 
was down 415 feet, the drill having 
passed through strata mainly of 
blue and brown sandstone, The 
indications are very favorable. No 
unusual obstacles have been met, 
and the only delay thus far was 
caused by the bailer getting caught 
in the stovepipe casing, ripping it. 
This occurred at a depth of 167 
feet, and some little trouble was 
caused in pullinS out the casing. 



phalto branch to Sunset, a dis- 
tance of thirty miles, and it is be- 
lieved that arrangements will be 
made to have the Southern Pacific 
or the Santa Fe, or both together 
handle the business of the new 
road. If not, then the track 
will be continued on to Bakersfield. 
Mr. Beal, during his trip to New 
York in December of last year 
opened and has since perfected 
the arrangements whereby the 
company is assured of funds suffi- 
cient to do all contemplated con- 
struction work. This he did on 
the representation that the r'ght of 
waywouldcome to the company 
free of charge. The liberal action 
of the large properly holders goes 
a long way towards redeeming the 
pledge made, and ; t is not too 
much for the people interested in 
the new enterprise to expect that 
the active land holders along the 
route will act with liberality. 

The road will run through the 
old bed of Kern Lake, now re- 
claimed and under cultivation and 
will tap the Sunset oil fields at the 
property of the Jewitt-Blodget 
company. With the exception of 
a few miles the track will be laid 
through a productive country and 
this in conjunction with the de- 
velopment and output of the oil 
fields, insures to the new road a 
lucrative business. 



OIL WELL 
Casing 

(BOSTON BRAND) 

Line Pipe 
Steam Pumps 
Valves and Fittings 
Belting 






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Co. 



H. T. LALLY, Man'ger 

23-25 FIRST ST. ) 

24 FREMONT ST. j 

San Francisco, CaJ. 



UNDEVELOPED OIL LANDS 

GftShould be Protected fi£) 
r^PBy Scrip Locations.© 



D S. Scrip and warrants for surveyed 
nd unsurveyed lands for sale and guar- 
11 eed by 

F. A. HYDE, 
415 Montgomery St 

SAN FRANCISCO. 



pacific oil reporter 



Pacific Coast Oil News 

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN OIL IN VARIOUS PARTS 
OF THE STATE. 



FRESNO. 

The Union Oil Company, which 
has been drilling on section 8, near 
Oil City, has struck only a small 
flow of oil and has abandoned 
its well. A new well will be at 
once started. — Fresno Democrat. 

At the well of the Home Oil 
Company now being sunk, the 
gas from the oil is now so strong 
that no lights can be used nearer 
than half the height of the derrick 
from the mouth of the well, A 
strike is expected there most any 
time now. 

William Mack and Ralph Cal- 
wood of the Gilt Edge Oil Com- 
pany have returned from the 
company's property in the Pan- 
oche Creek district, and report 
active operations in that region. 
In conversation with a Democrat 
reporter, Mr. Mack said that his 
company had commenced spudding 
in and is down no feet with 
everything working very nicely, 
He said that the Cygnet Petroleum 
and Development Company has 
six teams hauling in its machinery 
and that the Fresno-Alpha com- 
pany is hauling its outfit in with 
three teams and a traction engine. 
He saw Martin Madsen of the Sil- 
ver Creek Petroleum Company 
who reported that work there was 
progressing satisfactorily. As an 
evidence of the activity at Silver 
and Panoche Creeks, he men- 
tioned that on his way home he 
counted eighteen freight teams on 
the road. Very few teams haul 
into these districts with less than 
six horses — Democrat. 

KERN. 

The Reed Oil company has com- 
menced drilling three more wells. 

A. G. Newton expects to receive 
the hydraulic socks recently or- 
dered and will then begin sink- 
ing well No. 2 on i, 29-27. 

The San Joaquin has just finish- 
ed another well on section 5, and 
last Saturday dropped into the 
sand in still another. 

The Sterling is down 550 feet 
and cannot be far above the oil 
judging by the depth at which 
success was met by the Peerless 
on the south, the Reed on the 
east and the Gray Eagle on the 
north. 

Eater— The Sterling has struck 
oil. 

The Kern River company are 
nearly down on wells 2 and 3 and 
it is believed that they are just 
over the oil stratum that is tapped 
by the big gusher a few hundred 
feet away. This will continue to 
produce steadily and shipments 
are being made daily. Most of 
the product goes to Fresno. 



McWhorter is about ready to be- 
gin boring for the White Creek 
Company on 34, 27-28, just north 
of Poso Creek. 

Sacramento No. 1 has been re- 
perforated, with the result that 
the oil rose 350 feet in the hole. 

The Brown Oil company struck 
the first layer of sand Monday 
at a depth of 250 feet. The well 
is on the southwest quarter of 27 
28-28. 

The Eldorado gusher is being 
bailed out in preparation for the 
inside casing which is to be in 
serted. 

The Junction toolsdropped into 
an unexpected streak of sand 
Thursday while attempting to 
make a landing. The stratum has 
not yet been passed through. 

J, B. Treadwell is putting up a 
1500 barrel tank on its property at 
McKittrick. A pipe will be laid 
from each well to the tank from 
which a four and one-quarter inch 
pipe will lead to the railroad track 

Arthur G. Newton will begin 
moving his rig from the abandoned 
well on 1, 29-27 to the site of the 
second hole and will begin operat- 
ing at once. Mr. Newton has pro- 
cured another outfit but has not' 
yet decided on which section to lo- 
cate it. 

The Reed company has a pump- 
ing plant on the ground at its 
wells on 34, 28-28, and will soon 
have it raising oil from the two 
completed wells. Two more are 
about finished at that point and 
others will be bored at once. This 
company struck it on 32 yesterday. 

The Bunker Hill has disposed 
of its holdings in 20, 28-28 as $250 
per acre The company owned 
the northeast and southwest quar- 
ters and the purchasers are T, B 
Spiers who gets the northeast 
quarter and W. T. Somers, and 
the firm of Whittier and Green 
who secured eighty acres each. 
Ten months ago this land was 
worth possibly $970, now it sells 
for $9,000. 

Old Dominion at McKittrick has 
met with a piece of hard luck. 
The well was down to a point just 
above where the oil sand is sup 
posed to lie and enough gas was 
coming up to run the drilling ma 
chinery, when the casing parted 
The casing will either have to be 
pulled and replaced or a second 
string inserted. The eagerness of 
the drillers to get down to the 
sand is given as the reaion for the 
mishap. 

The Barker well on 36,28-28 has 
gotten through all trouble with 
water, and is still wondering if its 
heavy flow of gas does not mean 
oil when the average depth at 
which the oil sand lies is attained, 



If lighter oil underlies the heavy 
oils already found so freely in all 
of the purer sections of the Kern 
river fields, as is shown to be the 
case on 8, 29-28, the value of the 
Kern river lands would become 
fabulous. A year ago this land 
would have appeared a poor buy 
at 25 cents an acre. 

A hydraulic rig will be used in 
drilling the Oil Queen well on 6, 
29-29. Steel casing will be em- 
ployed, unless a heavy body of 
water should necessitate a change 
to stove-pipe. The recent strike 
on 12, 28-28, which corners on 6 
and is further south of Kern river, 
together with a splendid local 
formation showing, argues well 
for the success of the Queen's first 
well. 

Stevens, Stephenson & Stutman 
signed a contract with the Rio 
Bravo and White Range Oil Com 
panies to begin work on the line of 
31 and 32 in 28-29 within thirty 
days from March 15th. Active 
drilling began March 21st. This is 
an almost unparalleled instance of 
expedition on the part of busy 
drillers, and presages a run of luck 
throughout. This well is a little 
over a mile north of Kern river and 
about the same distance south of a 
well on 20, which is down 300 feet 
with no water and much gas. 

The work of carrying down the 
Pioneer well on Barker Ranch 
through the flow of hot mineral 
water which Bakersfield humorous- 
ly called "Barker's Hot Geyser," 
will be watched with interest for the 
use of a hydraulic rig and stove-pipe 
casing to cope with water and sand 
will settle some much debated 
question. The Barker people be 
lieve it would be folly to abandon 
this well at 405 feet, after having 
had a seepage of oil at 345 feet, 
and apart from the surface water, 
favorable oil formation from the 
start. The Queen and Beaver 
wells, a couple of hundred feet 
each from the line of this property, 
will determine the character of 
that end of the ranch, which is a 
mile and a quarter nearer to the 
original discovery point on Kern 
river than the site of the Pioneer 
well. On account of other work to 
be finished, Schultz,the contractor 
in charge, will not beontheground 
until the first week of April. The 
last string of casing in the hole 
will be drawn out and replaced by 
stove-pipe casing, which, in the 
opinion of one of the first water 
experts of the state, who has care 
fully examined the well, is the best 
means to cutoff water before enter 
ing the oil sands below. 



A Hanford company called the 
"Lakeside Oil and Development" 
is preparing to operate on lands it 
owns in 27-18. 

The Diamond Black Oil Com- 
pany organized at Exeter last 
week, had to change its title, as 
the name Black Diamond had been 
previously appropriated by an oil 



company. The company is now 
known as the Exeter Oil Com- 
pany. 

The use of stovepipe casing in 
wells over in the Coalinga and 
Kreyenhagen districts is said to 
be giving a great deal of trouble. 
It seems probable that the use of 
stovepipe casing will soon be a 
thing of the past in the districts" 
mentioned. 

The stock of the Vallecitos Oil 
Company is selling rapidly, 14,000 
shares having already been dis- 
disposed of. This is a company 
whose lands lie over in San Benito 
county, adjacent to where the 
Union Oil Company has its wells. 

The Black Mountain Petroleum 
Company's well in the Kreyenha- 
gen district is in 300 feet of oil, and 
pumping has commenced. The 
oil is of superior quality and the 
company's stock is being sought 
more than ever. It is reported 
that the oil raised 100 feet in the 
well in the last week. 

The Eureka consolidated Oil 
and Development Company held 
a stockholders and directors meet- 
ing at the Blue Goose Oil Com- 
pany's office in Selma Saturday 
evening, and it was decided to 
have the company's land, which 
consist of 1760 acres in the Kettle- 
man hills, surveyed and properly 
staked. 

The Baby Kings Oil Company, 
now that the pump is in operation 
at its well, is producing about two 
barrels of oil per hour. If the 
pump was kept at work twenty- 
four hours per day, the probable 
output would be forty-eight bar- 
rels of oil per day, the oil pumped 
out is being stored and the com- 
pany now has a good paying well. 

Another evidence of the indus- 
try created by the oil well devel- 
opment in this valley was before 
the people here when Kutner- 
Goldstein Company loaded on 
to the cars of the Valley road 
fifteen very large galvanized iron 
tanks for shipment to Bakersfield. 
A derrick was employed to load 
the tanks in "nest," as they call it 
that is by dropping the smaller 
ones inside the larger ones, and in 
this manner the car is made to 
accommodate a larger number of 
the tanks. The labor that was re- 
quired to turn out the work 
amounted to considerable and was 
given to Hanford boys. The 
works are rushed with orders. — 
Hanford Sentinel. 

The Baby Kings well is now pro- 
ducing a quantity of oil estimated 
at abodt fifty barrels a day, the 
water being skillfully handled by 
pumping. When water was first 
let into this hole below the oil- 
bearing sand it was feared that the 
well was irretrievably ruined, but 
clever handling has made it a valu- 
able property. The oil is of a high 
grade and brings more per barrel 
than the Southern product. In the 
sections cornering on the north- 
west the Kings County Oil Com- 



PACIFIC < 'II 



■Irea \ s the 

k Mountain on one end and 
the Baby King- i.n the other end 
of the well Ir 

"ii the Scbrant-Clark ranch, 

■ I t>;. tli 
ipany for twenty year-, with 

iiderable enlbusiasm. William 

Chatham, who is interested in the 

ona, White Range and other 

oil companies a- well, is putting in 

all of bis time and citcrg\ in com- 
pletingthis well, anil a- he is one 
of the clearest headed and most 
untiring workers in the oil field, 

there is reason to believe that the 
well will he driven down t,, || U . 
sands, which are supposed to he 
oil hearing at about feet. The 

difference Let ween this company 

and Mr. Canfield relative to the 

title of adjoining lands has been 
adjusted to the full satisfaction of 
both parties, and on an equitable 
basis, and litigation being a thing 
of the past, it is now a case of 
nothing but oil. 



and on 
will Ik- sunk. 

Tit' ompany is making 

arrangement- •• eral wells 

on the tw< | which adjoins 

the Moltman tract on the north. 
The company has one pumping 
well on thi.- tract which ha- been 
producing more water than oil. hut 
expect- to find more oil with future 
development. The derrick is up 
for the second well and contracts 
are being made for others. 






LOS ANGELES. 

The Wilson oil Company has 

struck oil in well Xo. u. 

The Rummel Oil Company is 
drilling two wells on the Cienga 
ranch, nine miles west of the city. 

Operations have been resumed 
on the Jo'.inson well near Ninth and 
Western avenue. This well has 
not been at work for several days. 

The Westlake Oil Company's 
well No. 17 is now pumping. The 
company has struck the oil sand in 
well No. 18 at a depth of 275 feet, 
and in well No. 19 at 302 feet. 

Hardison & Hardison have got 
the rig in place for well No. 1 1 on 
the Phelps & Beveridge tract. 
Spudding has begun on well No. 
10. The company is pumping from 
nine wells with good results. 

The San Gabriel Electric Com- 
pany has begun operations on the 
tract adjoining the city limits at 
the northwest corner of Fourth and 
Vermont. One rig is drilling and 
arrangements have been made to 
sink a number of wells. 

The Copenhagen Oil Company, 
which has been operating on the 
Schmidt tract, has sunk 1275 feet 
on the first well without satisfac- 
tory results. Oil was found of a 
good quality, but not in sufficient 
quantity. 

Lindley & Nance have oil in 
their well just east of the military 
academy and will begin pumping 
at once. They are down 325 feet. 
Clark & Sherman are at work on 
an adjoining well on the north and 
Strong & Johnson have a derrick 
up ready to begin work on the lot 
adjoining on the east. 

The Wilson Oil Company has 
well No. 13 down about 300 feet 
and will soon be in the oil sand. 
When this well is completed the 
rig will be moved to the Anderson 



Stanislaus. 
W. C. Meadd ha- leased a large 

amount of land for oil development 

lor twenty years on a 110 royalty. 

H V. Armistcad, John II. Yancy 

and Wm. W. GiddingS have filed 

notice of location of the W >., ofthe 

Xl-', of Xl'', ami the X\\ 
XW '., of Sec. 28, Twp. 7 S.. R ■; [■;. 
for petroleum, the location to be 
known as the Hill's berry Oil 
Minining Company. 

The Indian Valley Oil and Land 
Co., in which many Stanislaus peo- 
ple are interested, have soid suffi- 
cient stock to bore two wells. A 
$10,000 sale was recently made to 
a San Franciscan after an expert 
investigation, and oil has been 
struck in the locality of the com- 
pany's holdings. 

A. B. Reaves, G. H. Crowe, H. 
Sherman, J. E. Weldy, N. E. Wel- 
dy, C. L. Jones, J. A. Weldy andL. 
W. Fulkerth have filed notice of 
location of the W% of ST3,% and 
E}4 of SWX of Sec. 30, Twp. 7 
S., R. 7 E. for petroleum, the loca- 
tion to be known as the Willow 
Spring Oil Mining Co. 

The oil fever has reached Oak- 
dale and the Elaine Oil Co. has 
been incorporated by the citizens 
of that town. The capital stcck is 
200,000 shares of a par value of $1 
per share, of which 15,000 shares 
have been subscribed in 1060-share 
lots by J Haslacher, C. T. Tulloch, 
Louis Kahn, Henry W. Hughes, E. 
L- Barkis, George O. Prowse, A. L. 
Gilbert, George F. Stearns, M. E. 
Stearns, A. W. Johnston, A. Ar- 
nold, Dr. J. G. Thompson, Ed Mein- 
ecke, W. J. Hughes and Schadlich 
Bros. The seven gentlemen first 
named are the directors. Oakdale 
will be the principal place of busi- 
ness, but the location of the works 
is not specifically designated. 

At a meeting of the ineorpora- 
ion directors of the Grayson Oil 
and Land Co. on Tuesday of last 
week organization was effected by 
the election of M. E. McDonald of 
Grayson as president, George R. 
Stewart of Crow's Landing as vice- 
president, J. E. Ward as secretary 
and the First National Bank as 
treasurer. A stockholders' meeting 
was held on Tuesday evening to 
plan for development operations. 
The company's last locations of 2000 
acres, in the Coast Range, back of 
Grayson, embraces considerable 
land that affords very encouraging 
indications. The development of 
oil in this county would give us a 



hring in no little money for which has been invest* 
■ machinery and material for 
boring. An additional • 

ere put into the capital 
llK '"' Com P »eeks meeting and 

■ preparing to prospect their land it i- thought that this amount 
in the southern part of the Bitter when sold, will be amply sufl 
water valley. Several oil seepages to place the company's holdings 
have been discovered. on a paying basis, in the w« 

The Indian Valley Oil Company promoting development. Among 

of which Chester W. Wood is 'hose who were in attendance at 

president is now in a position to 'he Dos Palos Oil Company'smeet- 
begin drilling at once on their " IK '' lst Wednesday night were 
property neai Panoche. No more M - Christian, J. E. Place, Dos Pal- 



block, which is controlled by the | new and valuable industry, and 



stock will be -old as the company 
has ample funds to drill two wells 
The last sale was made by Nb- 

srs. Wood and Baumbaur to a San 
Francisco capitalist who paid jm,- 
for bis stock. Before pur- 
chasing he inspected the oil land 
with an expert and satisfied him- 
self that the indications were most 
favorable for oil iu paying quan- 
tities. 

The Panochita Oil Company 
and Dos Palos Oil Company have 
had all their lumber, tools, etc., 
hauled on their respective loca- 
tions and work is fast proceeding 
in getting everything ready to 
bore. The Panochita Company- 
started in and sunk a well to ob- 
tain water for drilling purposes. 
At a depth of 74 feet they found 
the water heavily covered with 
oil. The Big Panoche Company 
has two derricks and have bored 
one hole 70 feet. The Old Glory 
Company has its derricks and 
tools on the ground and are wait- 
ing to develop water before com- 
mencing operations on boring for 
oil. The Union Pacific Company 
have, also all their apparatus on 
on the ground, and are commenc- 
ing operations on boring for oil. 
From the above it will be seen that 
Panoche section promises ere 
long, to be the scene of great ex- 
citement, providing oil is struck 
there, and that it is a great oil- 
bearing country, there is scarcely 
a doubt. — Hollister Free Lance. 

The Dos Palos Oil Co., held a 
meeting at Hotel Dos Palos last 
Wednesday night and transacted 
some very important business. 
This company has already placed 
nearly 40,000 shares of stock, the 



os: J, l.an.-enherg, Ties Pinos; J. 

A. Kearney, Hollister; George 
Berg, S. 11. Ungford.Jas Sparling; 
Panoche; Dr. Devinney and 1.. 

J. Abaahams oi Stockton. 

One of the most encouraging 
reports that has come to this city 

lately is the one that C. A. Can- 
field has decided to operate in Sil- 
ver Creek and Panoche districts, 
and that within a few weeks he 
will make a trip to that part of the 
county to make an examination 
preliminary to putting down some 
wells. Mr. Canfield's success in 
the development of oil lands in 
the San Joaquin valley has been 
marvelous, and has resulted from 
his keen judgment, which he has 
had the courage to back up. He 
has always been a liberal man also 
and many a struggling company 
has gone to him for favors, and 
none that was worthy was denied. 
He has also been a great help to 
the Petroleum Miners' Co-oper- 
ative Association, using his in- 
fluence in its behalf and backing 
his influence by his purse. There- 
fore the rumor that he contem- 
plates operating in the oil fields 
mentioned gives those who are 
working there renewed courage 
and causes other companies to 
push preparations for active oper- 
ations. In addition to this San 
Francisco capitalists have secured 
leases on land there, one outfit 
headed, it is said, by S. N. Griffith. 
— Fresno Democrat. 



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SIERRA OIL AND FUEL. 



One oS the Most Substantial Com- 
panies Now Operating. 

If the nature of the land to be 
operated and the personnel of the 
Board of Directors has any bear- 
ing upon the success of an oil com- 
pany then the Sierra Oil and Fuel 
Company ought soon to take a 
front rank among these organiza- 
tions which within a year will add 
so materially to the wealth of Cal- 
ifornia. The land of the com- 
pany is situated at the upper end 
of the Kettleman plains at ■ the 
front of the initial of the diver- 
gence of the two inclines, between 
which the oil belt extends. One 
of the directors of the company is 
W. M. Dewitt, of Visalia, one of 
the original experts in the devel- 
opment of the oil enterprise oi 
the San Joaquin Valley, and who 
sank the first experimental wells 
in the Asphalto, Sunflower and 
McKittrick districts. The vice- 
president is T. E. Clark of Vi- 
salia, who is thoroughly fa- 
maliar with the oil indications 
of Central California, and who 
is a firm believer in the oil pos- 
sibilities of the Kettleman plains. 
It might be well in this connec- 
tion to state that the leading peo- 
ple of Hanford, Modesto and near- 
by interior cities — people who 
know well the surface indica- 
tions of this region are backing 
their favorable opinion of it with 
coin and are purchasing rigs, and 
drilling wells in the Kettleman 
district as fast as possible. Ru- 
dolph Spreckels is now putting 
nearly a dozen rigs to work in this 
dtstrict as fast as they can be set 
up. 

The other directors are B. F. 
Bergin, G. W. Phelps, H. Bruck- 
mann, F. H. Huddart and N. B. 
Greensfelder. 

The company owns 320 acres in 
section 8, 25-19, and has leased 
.1280 acres in sections 3, 5, 9, 15 
and 19 of the same township and 
range. The company began bor- 
ing its first well on March 20th, 
and expects to strike oil soon after 
the first of April at a depth of about 
800 feet. The company is stocked 
for 10,000 shares at $20 each. A 
very limited number of shares of 
treasury stock remains at $10. 
The company reserves the right to 
advance price or withdraw entire- 
ly sale of stock without notice. 

The secretary is G. W Phelps, 
whose office is at 500 Safe Depos- 
it buiHing. 



OH Basin Company. 

The Oil Basin Petroleum Company is 
the name of a new company that will soon 
be operating extensively in the Kettle- 
man district. The company has leased a 
large amount of land in section 20, 23-18 
of the Kettleman district, where exten- 
sive operations are now being made by 
Rudolph Spreckels, the Oceanic Com- 
pany, the Sierra Oil and Fuel Company, 
the Esperanza and a number of other 
companies. The Oil Basin Company is 
largely a San Jose corporation, and the 
directors are: J. H.Moore, president; C. C 
Curtis, vice-president; l,. A. Prusso, sec- 
retary; E. N. Prusso, treasurer; T. K. 
Bowden, trustee. The Commercial and 
Savings Bank of San Jose is the deposi- 
tory. The company was incorporated on 
March 3d, and capitalized at $600,000; 
60,000 shares have been issued at a par 
value of {10. 



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NEW INCORPORATIONS. 

The following articles of incor- 
poration have been filed with the 
Secretary of state: 

Monterey Oil Company. Place of bus- 
iness, IvOS Angeles. Directors — W E 
Chapin, F T Howland, T H Adams, C 
Morgan, A McPartland and G W Ses- 
sions, XiOS Angeles, and H C Rogers, Pas- 
adena. 

Union Jack Oil Company. Place of 
business, IvOS Angeles. Directors — A J 
McCall, R D Morris,. C F Gates, B D Oli- 
ver and J W Kemp, all of Eos Angeles. 
Capital stock, f 1,000,000; subscribed, $500. 

Sure Shot Oil Company. Place of bus- 
iness, Los Angeles. Directors — W F Fitz- 
gerald, E P Johnson, A C Billicke, H h 
Williams and B Goodrich, all of Eos An- 
geles. Capital stock, $150,000; sub- 
scribed, $25. 

Grace Oil Company. Place of business, 
Bakersfield. Directors — A G Newton, W 
T Somes, G R Weeks, C M Newton, Los 
Angeles, and F J Carmen, Detroit, Mich 
Capital stock, $250,000; subcribed, $500. 

Ukiah Oil Development Company. 
Place of business, San Francisco. Direct- 
ors—A Zenger, F Quinn, H L Ladd, J A 
Jacobs, C E Goss, O L Russell, San Fran 
Cisco, and I Lerner, Oakland. Capital 
stock, $100,000; subscribed, $7. 

Commercial Oil Company of Los An- 
geles. Directors — J B Lippincott, R Mc 
Garwin, FG Kay, M A Brownson and L T 
Bradford, all of Los Angeles Capital 
stock, $100,000; subscribed, $600. 

Mustavit Oil Company. Place of busi- 
ness, Visalia. Directors — J Wilzinski, B 
M Maddox, A G Wishon, VV H Gilstrap, 
J W Thomas, F Uhl and J G Martin, all 
of Visalia. Capital stock, $225,000; sub- 
scribed, $120,000. 

Crown King Oil Compauy. Place of 
business, Los Angeles. Directors — H W 
Brodbeck, I N Inskeep, M Clemens, F 
Levy and G W Brodbeck, all of Los An- 
geles. Capital stock, $300,000; sub- 
scribed, $2500. 

Oak Oil Company, Place of business, 
Los Angeles. Directors— G W Silvester 
F Guenther, W S Sylvester, W T Harris 
and M L Staylin of Los Angeles. Capital 
stock, $500,000; subssribed, $25,000. 

, Kern Canyon Oil Company. Place of 
business, Fresno. Directors— J W Brisco, 
S R La Rue, L M Haycroft, Malaga; F S 
Romaine, H E Barnum and G F Covell, 
Fresno, and V C Peterson, Fowler. Capi- 
tal stock, $200,000; subscribed, $77,000. 

, The Santa Clara Oil Company. Prin- 
cipal place of businesss, Stockton. Direct- 
ors — Frank Gatterell. W C Baker, J M 
Kreyer C W Sanderson and W F Kuhn of 
Stockton. Capital stock, $40,000; sub- 
scribed in full. 

The Morningside Oil Company. Prin- 
cipal place of business, Los Angeles. Di- 
rectors — D P Hatch, Jacob Leow, G L Ar- 
nold, John Burr and H C Hubbard of Los 
Angeles. Capital stock, $500,000; sub- 
scribed, $450,000. 

The Elaine Oil Company. Principal 
place of business, Oakdale. Directors— J 
Haslacher, C T Tullock, Louis Kahn, H W 
Hughes, E L Barkis, G O Prowse and A 
L Gilbert of Oakdale. Capital stock 
$200,000; subscribed, $15,900. 

The Grayson Land and Oil Company. 
Principal place of business, Modesto. Di- 
rectors—James Johnson, A B Shoemake, 
J E Ward of Modesto, M E McDonald of 
Grayson, and G B Stewart of Crows Land- 
ing. Capital stock, $250,000; subscribed, 
$10,000. 

Dixie Oil ana Development Company. 
Place of business, Los Angeles. Directors 
— II C Allen, G H Royce, J S Hendrick- 
son, Fernando, and W H Jameson and S 
V Landt, Los Angeles. Capital stock, 
$200,000; subscribed, $600. 




Germania Oil Company. Place of busi- 
ness, Fresno. Directors — H H Borchers, 
J R Williams, T B Matthews, Fred Unger 
and N O Campbell, all of Selma. Capital 
stock, $500,000; subscribed, $240,000. 

The San Ramon Oil Company. Place 
of business, San Francisco. Directors — 
B E Haley, A M Dougherty, H Lund- 
stedt, E R Davis and A A Sanderson, all 
of San Francisco. Capital stock, $100,000; 
subscribed, $400. 

The Quito Oil Mining and Develcpment 
Company. Place of business, Oakland. 
Directors— J Rollin Fitch, J A Stoner, R 
M Brown, W H Dennis, W J Corwin and 
J J Medios, all of Oakland. Capital stock. 
$100,000; subscribed, $100. 

The Erie Oil Company. Place of busi- 
ness, Los Angeles. Directors — J. R Ma- 
thews, H Jevine, E F Campbell. M H 
Flint, G W Van Alstine, J B Parker and L 
H Valentine, all of Los Angeles. Capital 
stock, $350,000; subscribed, $200,250. 

The Halcyon Oil Company, Place of 
business, Los Angeles. Directors — E A 
Wiltsee, Denver, Col.; JE Doolittle, San 
Francisco; C H McFarland, H Gray and 
G S Hupp, Los Angeless. Capital stock, 
$100,000; subscribed, $5000. 

Orange Center Oil Company. Place of 
business, Lindsey, Tulare county. Direct- 
ors — L S Wingrove, R L Berry, M K Hen- 
derson and M W Grace, Lindsey, C H 
Clanbes, Porterville, and J M Morrow and 
C L Kirkman, Woodville. Capital stock, 
$200,000; subscribed, $120,000. 

Exeter Oil Company. Place of busi- 
ness, Exeter, Tulare county. Directors— 
T W Newman, G Kirkman, T W Baker, F 
A Emory and H Newman, all of Exeter 
Capital stock, $200,000; subscribed, $120.- 
000. 

London Oil Company. Place of busi- 
ness, San Francisco. Directors — W H 
Mallott, O G Baldwin, O A Lane, F E Har- 
mon, E F Weihl, all of San Francisco. 
Capital stock, $700,000 ; subscribed, $280,- 
000. 

Alta Oil and Development Company 
Place of business, Oakland. Directors — 
R Barrett, W B Hodges, J B Lanktree, G 
Babcock, Alameda; M C Chapman, A W 
Fielder, Oakland, and W E Green, Berke- 
ley. Capital stock, $500,000; subscribed, 
$140. 



The Gypsy Queen. 

This company has 140 acres of valua- 
ble oil land in Kings county, and will be- 
gin operations in the near future. Among 
the incorporators are: J A Stulz, H. B. 
Arnold, Wm. Pardy, Sheriff Lackmann 
and many others prominent in business 
circles. The secretary is Harry L. Baker, 
room 31, 3d floor Mills building. * 



Experting Oil Fields- 

Charles Bronson, the oil expert, left last 
nignt for a business trip among the cil 
fields. He goes to the Devil's Den dis- 
trict, from there to Panoche, and thence to 
Lake county, wnere there are said to be 
good oil indications, and where his report 
will be received with great interest. Mr. 
Brownson is one of our oldest as well as 
most reliable oil authorities. 



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prospectuses, maps, folders, etc., 
of any printing establishment in 
the city. We know what the oil 
men want, and supply it promptly. 
We have our own type, presses, 
etc. Send for samples. 



Estimates furnished on ma- 
chinery needed for drilling a well, 
cost of same, land examined, etc., 
by an experienced oil man. Knows 
the requirements of the field from 
years of practical experience. Ad- 
dress A. Z., his office. 



Producers' Oil Exchange. 

LAI EST QUOTATIONS' 



NAME, BID 

Anaconda Oil Co 55 

Barker Ranch Oil Co 1 15 

Big Panoche Oil Co". 

Blue Goose 17 50 

Bucki.orn 3 80 

Burlington 

California 

Caribou 70 

Cholame Valley. 3 00 

Consolidated Oil&Devel. Co. 

Dominion 

Home Oil 365 

National 

New Hope .... 

Northfield 

Oakland Oil and Gas Co 

Parkfield 

Penn. Con 

Petro Center 

San Joaquin Oil&Devl'mt . . 90 

San Luis 

Shamrock 

Stella Oil Co 55 

S. Lawrence 

West Lake 

Yukon Crude Oil Company 1 15 



ASKKD 


55 


1 15 


1 00 


20 CO 


4 to 


I 00 


2 75 


75 


5 00 


1 25 


45 


3 70 


6 25 


65 


'5 


SO 


7 50 


I CO 


30 


5 Mi 


J 00 


55 



Stock Sales. 

The following were the stock sales in 
the new Producers' Oil Exchange in the 
formal sessions held Tuesday and Wed- 
nesday, March 20 and 21* 
Caribou 100 at 70 70 00 

200 at 60 120 00 

25 af 65 16 25 

Anaconda 300 a! 50 150 00 

300 at 55 165 00 

25°at 55 137 50 

Barker Ranch iooat 1 15 115 00 

looat 1 15 115 00 

50 at I 15 57 50 

Blue Goose 10 at 20 00 20b 00 

Home Oil 75 at 3 70 277 50 

100 at 3 70 370 00 

Stella 100 at 55 55 00 

Yukon 150 at 1 15 172 50 



Total; 



$2125 25 



Basin Petroleum Co. 



Capital Stock, 



$600,000 



60,000 shares 
Par value, $10.00. 



Board of Directors — J H Moore, 
President; C C Curtis, vice-presi- 
dent; LA Prusso, secretary; E N 
Prusso, treasurer; F K Bowden, 
trustee,- 



Commercial & Savings Bank, San 
Jose, Depository. 



A limited amount of stock for sale 
at $1.50 per share. 



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San Francisco & McKittrick 
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- about three 
miles nortbw McKittrick 

nty and !4 mile from 
the largest well in the district. 



A limited amount of stock is now 

offered at $2.$0 per .-hare. 



Will mail prospectus if desired. 




H. I). MAXF1ELD. Scc'tv- 
K'-in •>. Fourth Floor Mills Building 

SAN FRANCISCO. 
Telephone Rod 3616. 



I. Zcllcrt>ach I. C. Zellctbach. A. Zellerbach 

A. ZELLERBACH & SONS 

THE PAPER HOUSE. 

416, 418, 420, 422, 424, 426 
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BARKER RANCH 
Oil Company 

Controls the whole of the fami >us 
Barker Ranch in sections 4-5-6-29-29. 
consisting of over eleven hundred acres 
(patented) borderingon 



KERN RIVER, 

Near Bakersfield. 



DIRECTORS 
President .... 

Vice-President 
Secretary 
T* G. CROTHEPS 



LI. SAMUELS 

DALZELL BROWN 

FRANK KOENIG 

MAURICE V.SAMUELS 



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The Directors believe that Oil will be found 
in quantity and at no great depth. Treasury 
stock is beiug sold to insure adequate capital for 
extensive development of this very large holding. 
Listed on CALIFORNIA OIL EXCHANGE. 

Prospectus on request at office of Secretary, 



KOENIG'S 123 Kearny St. 

SAN FRANCISCO. 



Incorporated Oct. 3, 1899. 

NEW HOPE OIL CO. 

Capital $100,000 
100,000 Shares : : at $1.00 



This Company owns 1280 acres of patented laud, 
sections 11 and 29, township 27 S, range 27 east, 
M. D. M., Kern Co. California. 



C. R. Splivalo, Italian Paste Co., 307 Battery 
St.. San Francisco. 

C. S. Laumeister, Flour Mills, 1S4 Mission St., 
Sau Francisco. 

H, Dutard. Wholesale Grain and Commission 
Merchant, 125 Davis St., San Francisco. 

C. B. Stone, Manager San Francisco Breweries 
Ltd., 240 Second St., San Francisco. 

Thos. B. Bishop, Attorney, Bishop and Wheeler, 
532 Market street, San Francisco. 

J. W. McDonald, Presideut and and General 
Manager City Street Improvement Co., Mills 
Bldg, San Francisco. 

W. E, Dennison, President Steiger Terra Cotta 
& Pottery Works, 1556 Market St., San Francisco. 



OFFICERS: 

C. R, Splivalo President 

W. E, Dennison Secretary 



General Office, Room 45, 
FifthFloop, Mills Building S. F. 



Mt. Diablo Oil Company 

14 SANSOME ST. 

San Francisco 

OFFERS FOR INVESTMENT 

A Legitimate 

il Investment 



in Laud and Oil wells, two hours from 
Sau Francisco; two miles from San 
Pablo, Contra Costa County, where 
purchasers may see the laud and oil 
wells before purchasing. 

For full particulars, circulars, etc., 
apply to 



J.W.LAYMANCE 

SECRETARY 

14 SANSOME St. 



OIL LAND FOR SALE 
or LEASE. 

T. H. CHANDLER, 

Room 3, Fourth Floor, Mills Bldg. 




Capital 100,000 shares, par value of $5. 
OEJ. W. TURNER President. 

Property located in Kern County, near Mc- 
Kittrick, and in Santa Clara County, near Alma. 

A limited amount of stock is now offered at 
$1.00 per share, payable in installments of 20 per 
ceut. monthly. 

Will mail Prospectus if desired. 

CHAS. F. BURKS. Secretary, 
321 Safe Deposit Building, San Francisco. 



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in any of the best localities in the 
State call on 

BEGGS& GUTTER, 

240 Montgomery St. 



100 choice Nome Claims for Sale 



The Great Northern 
Oil Company^^ 

Controls 1280 acres at the junc- 
tion of the Coalinga and Union 
oil belts, Fresno and San Benito 
counties. 



Capitalized at $600,000, in 600,000 
shares, par value $1.00. 

STOCK NON-ASSESSABLE. 



Bovaird & Seyfang M'fg Co. 

MANUFACTURERS OF 

Stationary and Portable Boilers, Steam Engines, 

Iron Tanks, Rig Iron Outfits. Drilling and Fishing Tools 

And everything needed to drill and upera'e 

Oil, Gas & Artesian Wells 

Manufacturers agents for 

Tubing, Casing, Pipe Fittings, Valves Etc. 



Natural Gas Plants a Specialty. Cable address, "Boang" ABCS Pri-cite Codes 

BRADFORD, PA., U. S. A. 



A Limited No. of Shares of Treasury Stock 
will be Sold at $1 peri Share. 

Main Office, - - 783 Market St 

HON. W. J. WESTERFIELD, Presideut. 
W. B. DENNISON. Secretary and Treasurer. 



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237 W 1st. street 

Los Angeles, California. (Established 1885) 



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Lands in California. School Land only $1.25 at 
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pation. Cheapest, safest and surest iuvestmeun 
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PIPE FOR SALE. 



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For Sale Cheap. 

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Continental Oil And Development Company 



INCORPORATED. 



ONLY 6000 SHARES 



Of which iooo were put on the 
market, over half sold the first 10 
days.This is a genuine opportunity 
for an oil investment. The company 
owns by United States Patent five 
20-acre tracts in the 

Oil Basin, Kings county 

the richest Oil Bearings 
in the belt 




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The Company also owns 

960 ACRES 

<; Adjoining OIL CITY, the famous 
i oil district of California. We have 
i made arrangements for the latest 
"! improved machinery and will 
' ' shortly be boring for oil, at which 
"', time stock cannot be had at the 
11 price now offered. 



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222 S^nsome Street 



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Oriental Oil Co. 

OF SAN FRANCISCO. 
Incorporated under the laws of California. 



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We have acquired title to the southeast quarter of section 26 

township 23 S, of range 17 E., M. D. B. & M., in Kings 

county, California, Kreyenhagen Oil District, on the oil belt 

The Kreyenhagen company eight miles northwest of us 

was the first to strike oil in the district. 



OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS— h. B. McMurtry, President; H. H. 
Ilarlow, Vice-President; E. W. Kay, Secretary and Manager; Crocker- 
Woolworth Bank depository ; J. R. Hitchcock, I. T. Bell. 

Office, PARROTT BUILDING, fi !c^m F 5o°6 OR 

825-855 Market street. San Francisco. 



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Oil Well Roller. Made in two sizes, 
20 and 25 Hor c e Power. 



PARKE & LACY CO. 

21 & 23 FREMONT ST., SAN FRANCISCO. 



Engines, Boilers and Pumps for 

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Well Boring and Drilling Tools. Prompt Delivery Guaranteed. 







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Latest f\pyse or? tbe ?4cifi& G&st . 
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Opportunities for Investment 



The Diamond Oil Company owns 640 acres 
of the best oil land in the celebrated McKittrick 
District, in Kern county, California, with per- 
fect title. 

There are wells flowing and producing within 
three miles and all around it. 

At present there are twenty-four flowing and 
producing oil wells in this district, producing 
from one hundred to two thousand barrels each 
per day. 

The Diamond Oil Company's land is in town- 
ship 29 south, range 21 east, M. D. M,, in Kern 
county, in the McKittrick District, six miles 
from the railroad and within five miles of the 
great flowing McKinsey well, and by the re- 
ports of two of the best oil expert geological 
surveyors of the Pacific Coast pronounced to 
be the best of oil land. 

Only a limited amount of stock wiii be sold 
at one dollar per share, as the value of the 
stock will double as soon as active work begins, 
as we are in the heart of the richest and most 
productive oil belt in California. 




OFFICBRS AND DIRECTORS. 



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Hon. E. D. Bbrri - - - President 
Gen. W. H. Seamans - Vice-President 

W. W. Allen Sr., 

Secretary and General Manager 
Columbian Bank - - Depository 

DIRECTORS 

W. H. SEAMANS 

Adjutant-General State of California 

I. J. TRUMAN 

President Columbian Bank 

PHILLIP LAWRENCE. 
Assistant Secretary of State, South Dakota 
JOHNJENKIN 
Barrow, Wade, Guthrie & Co., Accountants, 
London, Manchester, New York, San Francisco. 
WM. PARDY, 
Pacific States Building, Loan & Savings Society 
San Francisco. 
E. D. BERRI 
Carpet Dealer, San Francisco 
W. C. ALBERGKR - 
Mining Engineer, San Francisco 
GEO. L. HARRIS 
United States Navy, retired 
W. W. ALLEN, SR. 
Attorney-at-law, San Francisco 



One of the Best Oil Districts in California 



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PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 






SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.. FRIDAY. MARCH 






THE NEWHALL CO. 



One of the Most Influential Com= 
panies Now Operating. 



Located In the Heart of the Oil Belt of Los 
Angeles and Ventura 
Counties. 



Oil lias been produced in Yen- the counties of Los Angeles and 
tura and I.os Angeles counties Ventura, and a short distance from 
longer than in any district in the the main line of the Southern Pa- 
state. Here are to be found the cific Company, and the branch from 
oldest wells, some of which are Saugus to Santa Barbara. 



wide along the boundary of the 
Ranchos San Francisco and Shni, 
on the Dortherlj slope of the San 
Fernanda Range. The geological 
ition of this range is that of 
all <'il producing territory, and ex 
tends for many miles east and west 

— ahi in nds with oil and gas springs, 

seepages, asphaltum outflows and 
ping "i petroleum sandstones. 
On the south and east is situated 
the San Fernando Oil Mining His 
trict, in which is the Pico Canyon, 
where the first successful deep oil 

Well was drilled in 1875. In this 

district and adjoining the propert] 
of this compan) are the oil fields 
owned and operated bj the Paci- 
fic Coast Oil Company, which has 

drilled many heavy producing 
wells, some of which have yielded 




Kntrance to Pico Canyon, with the buildings, pumping plants and tanks of the Pacific Oil Co., 
Adjoining the property of the Newhall Oil and Development Co. 



cum products, aud its operations, 
b in the beginning ham- 
pered by man) obstacles, have 
been profitable and successful. It 
has already taken from Pico Can 
von over 3,000,000 barrels of oil, 
and the yield still continues. 

On the smith and west lie the 

leaseholds of the Union and Eu- 
reka Oil companies. The former 

operates a field known as Tnrivv 

Canon, which was formerly a 
11 ofthe San Francisco Kan 

elm, and here it has one of the 

best ami most valuable properties 
w hich it owns or controls. 
The Union Oil Company also 

has a Short lease of a part of this 

Company's acquirement, and is 

now actively engaged in prospect- 
ing and developing. 

Contiguous on the west is the 
leasehold of the Eureka Oil Com- 
pany, also a part of the Newliall 
ranch, which is now producing 
2000 to 3000 barrels per month, 
and it is the opinion of experts 
that this output could be greatly in- 
creased by more active operation. 
The Pacific Coast Oil Company 
maintain and operate a pipe line, 
which traverses a part of the 
property of this company from 
the Pico oil wells to the seaport, 
Ventura and also one to the main 
line of. the Southern Pacific at 
Newliall at both of which points 
there are thebest facilities for load- 
ing and transportation. 

From the western end the Union 
Oil Co. have a pipe line to Ventura; 
thus, from the first, transportation 
facilities can be easily obtained and 
a ready market, found for all prod- 
ucts. 

SUBDIVISION. 

The lands will be subdivided into 
suitable tracts of twenty and forty 
acres and placed upon the market, 
and the representatives of thecom- 
pany will afford every opportunity 
and assistance for inspection and 
investigation. 



yielding daily as many barrels as 
they did twenty years ago. The 
oil found in the district near New- 
hall is of a superior quality, being 
of a high gravity, easily handled 
through pipe lines and being suit- 
able for illuminating as well as for 
fuel purposes. Drilling oil wells 
here has in -it but little element of 
uncertainty, as "dusters" are un- 
known, and it has been found un- 
necessary to go to such great depths 
as have made drilling in other dis- 
tricts so expensive and uncertain. 

The Newhall Oil and Develop- 
ment Company of San Francisco 
was duly organized and incorpor- 
ated under the laws of the State of 
California on November 20th, 1899, 
for the object of acquiring terri- 
tory on which may be developed 
petroleum, oil, gas, asphaltum and 
kindred products; for the sale and 
leasing of such lands; for the pro- 
motion, organization and location 
of companies to bore and prospect 
oil territory, and for the sale and 
application of the products to all 
purposes to which the same may 
be applied. 

The capital stock is $500,000, di- 
vided into 500,000 shares of a par 
value of one dollar per share. 

The company has acquired from 
"The Newhall Land and Farming 
Company," a portion of the well 
known San Francisco Rancho, sit- 
uated near the town of Newhall, in 




Wells on mountain above ri 



property 



of the Newhall Oil & 



Development Company. 



location. j f or the last twenty years. This 

This territorv comprises five latter company, with its predeces- 
thousand two hundred and twenty- sors, was the first to engage in 
seven acres, in a tract about eight and carry on the business of pro- 
miles east and west, and one mile ! ducingand manufacturing petrol- 



TiTLE. 
The title to these lands is com- 
prised in the Mexican grant known 
as the "San Francisco Rancho," 

(Continued on page 50 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 

Published Weekly 

The Oil authority of the Pacific Coast 



W B. WINN, Editor and Publisher. 



Office and Editorial Rooms 

318 Pine Street, San Francisco 

Telephone, Bush, 176 



TERMS 

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Six Months 1 5° 

Three Months 1 00 

Si ngle Copies 10c 

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Money should be sent by Postal Order, Draft 
or Registered Letter addressed to Pacific Oil Re- 
porter, 318 Pine street, San Francisco, room 
29. Communications must be accompanied by 
writer's name and address, not necessarily for 
publication, but as a guarantee of rrood faith. 

Entered in the Postofficeat San Fraocisco, Cal. 
as second-class matter. 



oil well increased the value of a 
piece of real estate, the taxes upon 
the real estate advanced in pro- 
portion to the increase in value. 
To levy an additional tax upon the 
well would be to impose a double 
burden upon the owner of the 
property. Such measures are 
special legislation that will not 
stand the test of the courts. The 
action of the Texas law-makers is 
to be commended. 



FRTUAY M\RCH 30. 1900 



So far as enthusiasm in the oil in- 
dustry is con- 
Emulate cerned San Fran- 
Los Angeles, eisco can well 
afford to emulate 
the example of her southern 
sister. There is more vim and 
enthusiasm among the oil men 
of Los Angeles in a week than 
can be found in San Francisco 
in a month. There the oil men 
pull together, producers, consum- 
ers and brokers, and each one 
seems interested in the other's suc- 
cess. Here there is too much ap 
parent jealousy, and if some one 
seems likely to make a penny 
others are ready to break up the 
deal if possible. 

Now that there is some talk of 
cutting from the list some of the 
companies that are called on the 
Exchange, it would be a better 
idea to take some of the members 
of the Oil Exchange and drop them 
over the side rail into the lobby 
with the request they make them- 
selves scarce as soon as possible. 
Without question there are some 
people connected with the Ex- 
change whose methods of doing 
business out-Shylock Shylock. 
Los Angeles apparently is free 
from these vermin and it is a pity 
there are any in San Francisco. 

Another lesson San Francisco 
may learn from Los Angeles is 
that in the latter city the oil men, 
especially the members of the new 
Oil Exchange, give a hearty and 
generous support to the weekly 
paper just established there in be- 
half of the oil industry. Los An- 
geles believes in advertising, and 
knows it pays to help those who 
can help her. In this respect the 
new Producers' Oil Exchange can 
learn a valuable lesson. 



Texas oil producers have suc- 
ceeded in de- 
Texas Oil Wells feating a bill 

Untaxed. to tax oil 

wells. Ex- 
Senator Mills addressed the legis- 
lature in opposition to the measure, 
attacking it upon constitutional 
grounds and with much force and 
ibility. He pointed out that if an 



A City of Mexico Dispatch says: 
"It is no longer a ques- 
Oil in tion as to whether oil in 
Mexico, quantites can be had in 
Mexico, for this has been 
demonstrated satisfactorily in three 
different states of the republic. 
Transportation is now the vital 
question in this connection. The 
company now engaged in exploit- 
ing Vera Cruz fields has about 500 
tons of machinery on the ground 
and is pushing matters as quickly 
as possible, but while it has de- 
veloped the property quite suffi- 
ciently to be sure of deposits there, 
it is in the first place forty miles 
freighting to the coast and then 
water transportation before en- 
countering the long journey to the 
City of Mexico, which is, of course; 
the principal market point to de- 
pend upon. 



The 



The Only 
Oil Paper. 



in San 

and in 

only oil 

State ex- 



Pacific Oil Reporter is 

the onl}' oil paper 

published 

Francisco, 

fact the 
paper published in the 
cept one recently established in 
Los Angeles, devoted to the south- 
ern field. This paper has held its 
own in the face of the liveliest 
competition; and its worth has 
been manifested by the fact 
that while other papers have been 
forced to suspend, the Pacific 
Oil, Reporter has been favored 
with a steady increase of pat- 
ronage, and its subscription 
list has grown until it has 
one of the largest circulations of 
any class paper on the Pacific 
Coast. We aim to give the latest, 
fullest and most reliable news from 
all the various California oil fields. 
We are under obligations to no man, 
firm, oil company or oil exchange, 
and no one dictates the policy of 
this paper. We own a complete 
plant, and do our own work, and, 
with the assistance of God and 
our own hustling manage to pay 
our debts. We are always glad 
to see oil men especially when 
they want work done and have the 
coin to pay foi it, and have the 
heartiest contempt for those who 
attempt to get the paper without 
paying for it. There are a few 
and may they live long and 
earnest supplication. 



The Commonwealth. 

R. R. Fullerton of the Common- 
wealth Oil Company of San Fran- 
cisco reports the sale of a large 
tract of land in 32, 26-28, Kern River 
district, to Portland, Oregon, par- 
ties, represented by Judge Dur- 
ham. The Commonwealth Oil 
Co. will purchase its machinery 
next week, and will be drilling by 
the end of next month. 



such 

suffer is our 



Oil City Land for Sale. 

The property known as the Blue 
Wing has been platted and sur- 
veyed into 20 acre tracts. This 

and is located in Fresno county, 
on the northwest quarter of section 
16, township 19 south, range 15 
east, and is adjacent to the Oil City 
gushers. Title perfect. Address 

Owner." Box 2065 San Francisco, 
or Phone F. Falck, iyo6Steiner. 



Late Kern News. 

The Petroleum center on 28-28- 
28 will soon have its well com- 
pleted. 

The Californian Standard at Mc- 
Kittrick has landed No. 2 which is 
now being perforated. 

The Brown company is down 
500 feet, but being on high ground 
has not yet reached oil sand. 

The Peerless has finished well 
No. 4 at a depth of 747 feet, This 
well contains 232 feet of oil sand. 

The Kern Valley Bank has 
granted the Kern Couuty Pipe 
Line and Storage company a right 
of way to lay a pipe line across 
section 13 in 30-21. 

The Virginia yesterday dropped 
into oil sand in great shape at a 
depth of 885 feet. The oil rose 
500 feet in the casing in a -few 
minutes. 

Newton's crew have finished 
pulling the casing from the aban- 
doned well on section 28, 27 and 
are now putting in the machinery 
for No. 2. 

Supervisor Jastro is about ready 
with the sprinkler he is having 
constructed and will be able to try 
it out in a day or two. As soon as 
possible he will begin oiling the 
road into the river district. 

W. S. Tevis et al. have transfer- 
red thirty-six mineral locations in 
the neighborhood of Sunset to the 
Western Minerals company. The 
locations aggregate nearly a whole 
township. 

The Eldorado well is still being 
pumped, the idea being to form a 
big reservoir before inserting the 
casing which is to be put in, in 
place of that ruined by the perfora- 
tors. 

The Lone Star Company, which 
has a large tract of land in the 
Sunset district, has decided to issue 
no treasury stock, but to raise 
funds by levying assessments. A 
rig is to be purchased and work 
pushed as expeditiously aspossible. 

The McKittrick Central, operat- 
ing on section 23, 30, 21 and back 
of the break has struck the oil sand 
at about 350 feet. If a good well 
is developed here it will extend 
the oil territory greatly in the 
McKittrick district. 

The Templor district is not so 
conveniently situated as the Mc- 
Kittrick which has had a tendency 
to retard its progress, but in the 
opinion of some professed experts 
its surface indications are super- 
ior to that of the M:Kittrick ter- 
ritory now known to be valuable. 

The Caspian well on 15,29-28 
on which work stopped at a 
depth of 850 feet, before the pres- 
ence of oil in that district was dem- 
onstrated, is to be finished. It is 
now stated that the temporary 
abaudoment of drilling was due to 
the high rate per foot demanded 
by the contractors before they 
would proceed and which was re- 



fused. The company has decided 
to purchase a rig of its own and to 
have it in operation at an early 
date. 

A. G. Newton confirms the re- 
port that he lias disposed of a half 
interest in tlic Lovell White tract, 
to W. L. Hardison. This tract con- 
sists of seven sections, 1 in 29-27, 
and 5, 9, 15, zi, 27, 35 in 28-27 arj d 
there are no developments upon 
it, the only work done having been 
the well on section 1, which un- 
fortunately proved a failure on ac- 
count of defective casing which 
parted. Mr. Hardison who thus 
gets into the Kern River district to 
such a large extent is one of the 
largest operators in California. 
Some weeks ago he examined the 
property he has since bought and 
upon his observation then, he 
made the purchase. Active opera- 
tions will begin as soon as possible, 
the first step being to put in three 
or more rigs. 

The report of a sale of a lease by 
J. F. Elwood for $43,000 was sub- 
statially correct, but it is explained 
further that Elwood who consti- 
tuted the Central Point Oil com- 
pany sold the capital stock for the 
aforesaid sum. The Central Point's 
interest consisted of a standard 
rig, twenty-year lease, one-eighth 
royalty without privilege of pur- 
chase, on the NE X 0I the NEX 
of section 4, 29-28. There is one 
well on the ground and others 
will be sunk without delay. The 
purchasers are Messrs. Brooks and 
Waterman and a number of Los 
Angeles, Santa Ana, Riverside and 
San Francisco capitalists. 



Great Producers. 

C. H. Phillips, of the Crocker 
building, is enthusiastic over the 
success which has attended the de- 
velopments of the companies in 
which he is interested. 

The Gray Eagle company has 
had all its stock taken from the 
market, and none is for sale. The 
fifth well is now being drilled on 
section 30, 28 28. The four wells 
now completed are down each 725 
feet, and all are good producers, 
ranging from 75 to 100 barrels a 
day each. This company recently 
sold to Chanslor & Canfield eighty 
acres at the rate of $500 an acre, 

A dispatch received yesterday 
morning from Bakersfield in regard 
to work on the Virginia well stated 
that the casing would be through 
the primary oil sand before Satur- 
day night at a depth of a little over 
900 feet. When this oil sand was 
first reached the oil rose in the ys/ s 
casing 500 feet, and the superin- 
tendent says the well gives every 
indication of being a fine flowing 
well with a capacity of 200 barrels 
a day. This well is on section 20, 
30-22, Arrangements have been 
made with the Shamrock Company 
to use their pipe line, so that pro- 
duction will commence immed- 
iately. 

The Shamrock company has been 
completely reorganized in a new 
incorporation called the Shamrock 
Consolidated, and has contracted 
with Green & Whittier of Los An- 
geles for five wells to be drilled- to 
a minimum depth of 1,000 feet 
each; also to re perforate and put 
in working order for immediate 
production of 250 barrels a day. 
The work of drilling will continue 
steadily night and day with two 
standard rigs on this property from 
now on. The Shamrock has 160 
acres, and 100 wells will be drilled 
before development work ceases. 



tFIC oil. REPORTER 



THE NEWHALL CO 



! ! M. 

hall in tl r, and 

upon the settlement of his estate 

1 to the New hall Land ami 

Farming ( in June, 

made with 
the Alta oil company tor a subdiv- 
ision ami they are al> mt t < • com- 
mence drilling. 

Two othei parties are now on the 
Newhall tract selecting locations. 



WARTHAN. 

\ New urul Promising Oil Section 
of Fresno* 

\\ . rthan — which lies in I: 

county, la miles southwest of Al- 
calde — is at present only a small 
collection of houses, though judg- 
ing from present indications, it 

will become ere long a prosperous 

.ilit\ . It consists of a gen- 
eral merchandise store kept by Mr. 
Bray, a resident of the neighbor- 
hood for 15 or more years, and 
three or four small houses which 

constitute the village. Then about 

a half a mile further up the road 



to th( unmistak 

evidence of oil in the 

hood. Tlie counl miles 

around si.- rich 

in this product, and it will not be 
at all surprising if before long this 
part of the country becomes .due 

with prospectors in search of locali- 
For boring for oil wells. The 

wonder is that this has not yet 
taken place, indications of oil for- 
mations are so plainly visible. 

Three miles from the Hayes 
house are the celebrated h'lcsno 

Sulphur Springs, the property of 
the Kreyenbagen estate, consist- 
ing of a large hotel with some 10 
or 12 cottages. There is a good 




Upper end of Pico Canyon, looking east, with wells, boiler house and buildings of the 

Pacific Coast Oil Co. 



A Big Oil Land Sale. 

Jewett .V Blodgett, the Bakers- 
field bank' sold theii oil 

properties in the Sunset Oil Dis- 
trict for half a million dollars. In 
I cquesl foi a state- 
ment for the Dailj California!! Mr. 
Jewett said: "Unqm . the 

property is sold, but agaiti 1 am 
not one of those who grow enthus- 
iastic ovei a s.de where the money 
lot been paid. The conditions 

are these: hour mouths ago We 

gave this English company an op- 
tion on the Sunset property for 

■ ■. Since then there have 
been many communications on the 

subject. Now our attorneys in 
San Francisco inform us that the 
sale has been consummated, and 1 
presume there is 110 longer any 
question ab mt it. Since giving 

the option spoken of we have had 

offers from Eastern companies 
guaranteeing us the same am. mat 

lor the property, but of course 

they could not be considered " 

The Sunset property represents 
the earliest development work in 
the oil business in Kern county. 
For more than ten years Messrs. 

Jewett ci Blodgett have labored 
unceasingly there, spending a large 
sum of money in connection with 
the work. The property is now, 
developed as it is, a most valuable 
one, and the assurance of a rail- 
road line to the Coast Range en- 
hances that value materially. 



The Bear State. 

The Bear State Oil Co., recently 
incorporated under the laws of 
California, has acquired by pur- 
chase 640 acres of valuable oil 
land in the Coalinga district. 
Within two miles of the company's 
property a pipe line is now in 
operation which secures them a 
market for their oil. On the ad- 



They will commence drilling im- 
mediately. 

The officers of the company are: 
George A. Newhall, president; 
Henry J. Crocker, vice-president; 
E. W. Newhall, secretary; Henry 
G. Newhall, consulting engineer; 
Bank of Calfornia depository. 

The Board of Directors consists 
of George A. Newhall, Henry J. 
Crocker, Henry F. Allen, Walter 
S. Newhall, Henry G. Newhall, E. 
W. Newhall, M. H. Hecht. 

A limited number of shares of 
this company will be sold, for 
which application may now be 
made. Any and all information 
can be obtained and maps and 
books inspected at the office of the 
company. E. W. Newhall, Sec- 
retary, 307 Sansome St., San Fran- 
cisco; Walter S. Newhall, Califor- 
nia Bank, Eos Angeles. 



Oil Dividends. 

The Rex Oil Company, Los An- 
geles, declared a 5 per cent divi- 
dend on the 22nd inst. 

A 2 per cent monthly dividend 
is payable upon its capital stock at 
the office, of the Wilson Oil Com- 
pany in Los Angeles. 

The Burlington Oil Company 
paid this week a 2 per cent divi- 
dend. The payments were made 
from the company's San Francisco 
office. 

The Central Oil Company has 
declared a second monthly divi- 
dend of 1 per cent, payable April 
'5- 

The Monarch is preparing to 
erect a derrick on land leased from 
the La Coronna. 




Upper end of Pico Canyon, looking west, showing wells of the Pacific Coast Oil Co 



a traveler will come to Mr. Hay's 
place where he will find very fair 
accommodation; he sets a good 
table for that part of the country, 
though it goes without saying that 
one must not expect to find Palace 
hotel luxuries in a small country 
place or he will be disappointed; 
but for a small town he could not 
want better. Owing to the in- 
crease of travel lately Mr. Hay- 
has found it necessary to build 
another little house for the accom- 
modation of visitors who are be- 
ginning to travel that way owing 



wagon road from Alcalde to the 
Springs, which springs are most 
excellent remedies for rheumatism 
and kidney diseases; altogether 
this portion of California is well 
worth a visit from those who are 
interested in the oil industry, or, 
indeed, as a health resort it cannot 
be equalled. 



joining section are several produc- 
ing wells. 

The company is capitalized for 
200,000 shares at a par value of $1 
per share. A limited amount of 
stock is now offered at 50c per 
share. Mr. S. Aspland, 916 Market 
street, room 53, is the Secretary. 



If you want to buy oil lands, lease 
or promote oil companies, call on 
A. Barieau, Oil Land Expert.Room 
505 Call Building. 



For Sale. 



Two Second-hand Standard Drilling 
Machines, three Second-hand Stanaarp 
Oil Country Drilling Rigs, 

CHARLES W. DOWNES, 

6821 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



THE FERNDALE 



A Company that Merits . the 
Highest Confidence. 

Ventura count}' is recognized as 
one of the largest oil producing 
sections iu the State, and the oil 
it produces ranks with the best 
found in any district. The pe- 
troleum supply of Ventura county 
is furnished by the Union Oil Co. 
Capitol Crude Oil Co., of Los An- 
geles, Pacific Coast Oil Co., Eu- 
reka Oil Co., Fortuna Co., Jones 



lying at the base of Sulphur and 
Petroleum mountain. This moun- 
tain now is being penetrated by nu- 
merous petroleum producing tun- 
nels and on itsslope are. also located 
wells of some of the companies 
hereinbefore mentioned. Theprop- 
erty of this company was pur- 
chased and located by Mr. A. C. 
Deitz about twenty years ago for 
the petroleum deposits thereon, as 
evidenced by the seepages and 
shale formations upon the same. 



nounced Ferndale the superior of 
all petroleum bearing properties 
which had come under his notice 
or examination. And he also, in 
his report of December, 1896, page 
34, says: "Immediately East of 
the wells of the Capital Crude Oil 
Co. and south of the Union Oil 
Co's. wells are numerous springs 
of oil which occur in two belts." 
Now, therefore, by reference to 
the annexed map it can be readily 
observed that the Capital Crude 
Oil Co. being in section 16 and the 
Union Oil Co. in 16 and 17, that 



1000 barrels. Immediately in front 
of the property of the Ferndale 
Co. are the two pipe lines of the 
Capitol Crude Oil Co. of Los An- 
geles and the Union Oil Co.; the 
same running along the county road 
£0 Santa Paula, where are located 
the large tankage facilities of these 
concerns — one tank alone having 
a capacity of 33,000 barrels; there 
also being a train of tank cars com- 
ing and going daily on the line of 
the S. P. Co. Here also is located 
the large refinery of the Union Oil 
Co. The Pacific Coast Oil Co. runs 



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Oil Co., Star Oil Co. (all close cor- 
porations, and the stock of which 
is not fcr sale) and the O'Hara 
wells, Scott and Gilmore wells 
and many other private wells. 

These companies and private 
wells surround the property of 
what is known as the Ferndale 
Petroleum Oil and Development 
Co., located about five miles north- 
west of Santa Paula, and com- 
prising 600 acres, in sections 9, 15, 
16, townships 4, range 21, and 



And while the surrounding prop- 
erties owned by the companies 
heretofore named have been op- 
erated and worked for nearly 
twenty years, this particular prop- 
erty has never been operated and 
developed, and is therefore in its 
virginity so far as petroleum is 
concerned. And Mr. W. L. Watts 
M. E., while making researches 
concerning the oil and gas forma- 
tions of Ventura, Santa Barbara 
and Los Angeles counties, at the 
instances and under the direction 
of the State of California, pro- 



these springs are situated on the 
ground of this company. Avery 
flattering indication of the petrol- 
eum deposits thereon. The oil 
supply from the producing com- 
panies surrounding the Ferndale 
is enormous, but ihe exact amount 
thereof cannot be obtained for rea 
sons best known to the companies 
themselves. But suffice it to say 
that from the following the reader 
can judge for himself as to the 
same. However, it appears that 
some of the wells have been known 
to give a daily yield of from 5 to 



its pipe lines from its wells to 
Newhall, a station on the South- 
ern Pacific Railroad, at which 
point there is located another large 
refinery, also extensive tankage 
facilities, as well as the railroad 
shipment afforded. 

The Union Oil Co., also has 
another pipe line, running from 
Santa Paula to Hueneme, the 
shipping port of Ventura county, 
where the large and commodious 
iron steamer "George Loomis" re- 
ceives the supply and carries the 
same to San Francisco and Ala- 



[PIC Oil. RI-PORTKR 



lother re- 
Gnery at the tow a ■ 
Decti !i a shipp 

l>y « ng a 

line to the wells 
ferred to. Accordii in be 

that the facilities !>\ rail and 
water arc unsurpassed for the 
handling imodation ofthe 

products of Ventura's petroleum. 
The supervision and m 



The Puller ton Held. 

Tin ompany is pn 

tart large development 
work within the next few weeks 
in its entire territory in FultertOU 
field. It i* reported that fifty 

wells will be started. The new 
have been commenced Tor 

the Urea canyon field. Recent 

developments in the workings 



WIRE 
ROPES 



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nient ofthe development of the of the Columbia < >il company at 



Ferndale Company's property has 
been placed in the hands of Mr. 

A. C. Diet/, a gentleman of forty- 
nine years' experience in the oil 
business on tins Coast, and the 
Pi ineer locator of the petroleum 
products of Veutura, ;<> also the 
ial discoverer and locator of 
Coalinga, and with his long, 
tical and successful experience in 
the production and refinement 

of petroleum, there can be no 
doubt of the success of the enter 
prise. Accordingly the company 
has placed upon the market 20,- 
shares of the capital stock at 
Si per share, for development pur- 
poses, and have placed in the re- 
serve fund 20.000 shares. The 
latter to be only used in the devel- 
opment of all the objects of this 
company as stated in its articW 
of incorporation, Assessments of 
every kind and an I character have 
been stringently provided against 
in the by-laws. 

The officers of the company are: 
A. C. Deit/., president; R. E. de B. 
Lopez, vi;e-president; Charles H. 
Cushiug, secretary; Frank Ench, 
treasurer; Bank of California, de- 
pository. 

The directors are: A. C. Deitz, 
R. E. de B. Lopez, Frank Ench, C. 
L. Deitz, Charles H. Cushing. 

The office of the company is at 
222 Sansome street, room 21, sec- 
ond floor. 



Fullerton have been of a nature 

verging on sensational, A week 

ago the well, at a depth of sSs 

feet, was producing about seventy- 
five barrels daily, and the oil came 

into the hole s,, fast that it inter- 
fered with the drilling. After 
going live feet deeper, the quantity 

of oil doubled, and they are now 
taking out 150 barrels daily. At 
present the efforts of the workmen 
are directed towards disposing of 

tlie oil, and it is not known whether 
or not it can be continued further. 
This oil registers about 34 gravity, 
and is worth $1.80 per barrel in 
Los Angeles. The company i:-. nut 
exactly a close corporation, but a 
bid of $195 per share failed to 
bring forth any of the stock rc- 
centlv. 







Oil For Forging. 

Oil is used for forging in the 
West Oakland railroad shops. It 
claimed that its economy and ef- 
ficiency have been demonstrated 
recently when it became necces- 
sary to weld a broken locomotive 
frame. Had coal been used for 
the forging the cost would have 
been $150, but an arch was built 
about the frame as it stood on the 
track, and a 1-16-inch oil burner 
and an oil blast pressure was used 
and a perfect weld made at a cost 
of about $10. 



California's Oil Boom. 

The rapid development of petrol- 
eum production in California is 
shown by the fact that in 1893 the 
total production of crude oil in that 
state was 303,400 barrels, valued at 
$358,000. In 1898 it was 2,240,058 
barrels valued at $2,376,450. In 
the last year the yield of oil in 
California was between 4,300,000 
and 4,500,000 barrels, worth be- 
tween $5,460,000 and $6,100,000. 
Where there were only a 124 ac- 
tive oil wells in the state in 1893 
there are more than 2,300 now. 

In the last twelve months about 
1,200 new oil wells were drilled. 
The greatest advance in production 
of crude oil was in Kern county. 
In San Joaquin Valley four wells 
were drilled that yielded more than 
400 barrels a day, while one of 
them yielded 1,000 barrels a day 
and has now settled down to be a 
steady producer of 760 barrels 
every day in the week. The aver- 
age daily production of all of Cali- 
fornia's oil wells is estimated at 12,- 
000 barrels. — Titus Vallev Herald. 



WELL 
DRILLING 

Sand Lines, etc., Jfc, 

Block Clips, 
HL Clamps, Sheaves, etc. 

John A. Roebling's Sons Co 

25G-27 FREMONT ST., 

San Francisco, Cal. 



WAGON 
TANKS 



Works, Trenton, New Jersey. 



Everything is moving 
the Elmodela. 



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GIBBS OIL CO. 

Capitalized at $600,000, in 12,000 
Shares, par value, $50.00 



5000 shares will be soid at $5 per share payable 

ill mouthly installments of $1 per share. 

Company owns 2,560 acres in the southern part o 

Fresno County. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Dr. Asa Clark - - President 

M. P. Stein - Vice-President 

H. W. Taylor - - Secretary 

W. H. Lorenz H. T. Compton 



Stockton Savings Bank, Treasurer 
M. B. ESTBS. M. D., 

209 Turk Street, - City Agent 



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you Bhould use a co- 12-15 or 
17 Barrel Wagon Tank, 
made up out <>t AppaUo 

nized irnii. 
We can furnish an; size 
'Lank for any purpose re- 
<|uircil at a big saving ovei 
ordinary shop prices, be- 
cause we buy <>ur iron at 
the mills in i,u ge quanti- 
ties ami employ only the 
best skillet! labor. 
Write ">r call on us for 
prices. 



I Kutner= 

I Goldstein Co. 

r^ HANFORD, CAL, 



OIL WELL 
Casing 

(BOSTON BRAND) 

Line Pipe 
Steam Pumps 
Valves and Fittings 
Belting 



We take pleasure in announcing that the Sterling Company struck oil in well No. i, on 
Monday, March 19th, at a depth of 560 feet, and the well is now being pushed to completion. 
The oil sand pierced was very rich and the well will withoutdoubt,be equal to, if not of 
superior capacity, to the heavy producers of the Kern River Oil District. 

A Limited Number of Shares at $1 Per Share 

Will be sold from the Treasury Stock for the purpose of increasing our developing plant. 
We offer a legitimate business proposition for conservative investors, and court a thorough 
investigation. Prospectus and maps for the asking. 



STERLING OIL AND DEVELOPMENT CO. 



.15=36 Crocker Building, San Francisco Cal. 



Telephone Red 1751 



Directors: W. S. Gage, President: J. A. Bunting, Vice-President; J. C. Hampton, 
W. K. Hasten, H. H. Blood. Wm. Ellery. Secretary-Treasurer. 




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24 FREMONT ST. j 

San Francisco, Cal. 



UNDEVELOPED OIL LANDS 

Cg^ Should be Protected $3? 
(5yBy Scrip Locations.^) 



U. S. Scrip and warrants for surveyed 
and unsurveyed lands for sale and guar- 
anteed by 

F. A. HYDE, 
415 Montgomery St 

SAN FRANCISCO. 



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''PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



Pacific Coast_0il News 

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN OIL IN VARIOUS PARTS 
OF THE STATE. 



GLENN. 

The work of drilling an experi- 
mental well in Gli'.nn count}' will 
soon be commenced by a company 
recently organized, called the 
Glenn County Oil Company, with 
headquarters at Willows. The 
company has 960 acres located 
seven miles from Fruto, in the 
Stony Creek Valley. The ma- 
chinery will be ordered at once 
and it is expected to start in on 
the well by the first of May. The 
officers and directors of the com- 
pany are: J. D. Danner, H. W. 
Walker, W. H. Winters, H. B. 
Elliott, J. A. Apperson and F. L. 
Knock. Experts declare that 
Glenn county will soon be the 
scene of extensive and successful 
operations in oil. 

KEEN. 

The Peerless has 197 feet of oil 
sand in No. 4 not yet completed. 

The Reed company has ordered 
lumber for sixteen derricks. 

Liebendorfer is down 175 feet 
on section 20. 

McKittrick is producing four 
carloads of oil daily. 

The New Slocan has its water 
pipe laid and has commenced 
spudding. 

The Comet is perforating No. 
1 and and has its machinery ready 
for No, 2. 

The Monte Cristo on 5, 29-28 
has secured bigger machinery and 
is now boring again. 

Messrs. Bradshaw and Rice of 
Eos Angeles have secured forty 
acres on 29, 28, 28 and are to begin 
operating there. 

The Reed Company is turning 
off about one carload per day from 
two wells and is preparing to 
pump from four others. 

J. B. Treadwell at McKittrick 
just finished his sixth well which 
is being sandpumped and is mov- 
ing to No. 7. Of the five produc- 
ing wells on this property four 
are flowing. 

The New Hope company oper- 
ating on 29, 27-27 in order to be 
able togo as deep as may be neces- 
sary, are starting their second 
hole with 14-inch artesian casing. 

The President is being sunk 
again and the depth of 850 feet 
has been reached. The shoe lost 
in the bottom of the hole was 
crushed and withdrawn in little 
pieces. 

The two rigs running in the 
Templor country are being watch- 
ed by the many persons who have 
locations in that country and the 
success of their operations will be 
iUe signal for great activity there. 



The West Shore is moving to 
well No. 4. 

The office of the Eldorado Com- 
pany has been located at McKit- 
trick. 

The Petroleum Development 
company is pumping from nine 
wells and is boring four others. 

The Penn company on 14, 28-27^ 
has had much trouble with its en- 
gine but is now at work again. 

Packard & Blodget are sending 
out machinery to operate on their 
properties in the River district. 

The Cosmopolitan on 32, 27-29 
is down 300 feet. A cave occur- 
ing, casing, thirteen and five- 
eighths inch, is being put in. 

W. A. Hersey, an experienced 
operator, has arrived from Los An- 
geles and will act as superintend- 
ent of the 33 company, 

Ed Clarke, et al., of Bakersfield, 
have deeded a number of mining 
claims in the McKittrick district 
to the Electric Oil Company. 

J. M. Martin of Bakersfield has 
assigned a lease on a portion of 
section 2, 29-28, in conformance 
with an agreement with Jas. 
D. Biddle to the Riverview oil com- 
pany. 

An English syndicate has pur- 
chased the oil land and wells of 
S. Jewitt and Blodgett for $500,000 
The Sunset properties represent 
the earliest development of oil in 
that county and have been worked 
for about ten years, 

A number of rigs have been tied 
up several days through lack of 
water. Like all new machinery 
the pumps of the water suppl}' 
company gave some trouble at 
first, but it is believed now that 
they are in good working order. 

The Kern River No, 2 at Mc- 
Kittrick' is only fifteen feet in the 
sand and the oil is being held 
down by a column of water which 
method was successful in keeping 
the big gusher back when struck. 
Last week a heavy sand storm 
raging, the crew laid off and in 
the morning the oil had risen to 
the surface and flowed over. 

The re-perforation of the Sacra- 
mento well No. 1, has clearly in- 
dicated that the real quantity of 
oil tapped was not at first realized. 
Since the additional openings were 
made in the casing, the well has 
been bailed and a careful record 
kept. Last week thirty-five bar- 
rels were taken out and the oil 
surface was lowered only about 
seventy feet, and that was made 
up during the night. The well 
contains between 630 and 640 feet 
of petroleum, A night crew is to 
be put on and constant pumping 
will be done for a time. 



The Standard rig for the 27 Oil 
Company has been put in place 
and drilling commenced. They 
are operating on the SWX of sec- 
tion 22, 27-27. 

The St. John Oil company is 
preparing to begin development 
of their property on section 10, 
29-28. They expect to have a rig 
at work in a very short time. 

Stephen, Stephenson & Stutts- 
man are ready to begin drilling 
for the White Range and the Rio 
Bravo companies on the line be- 
tween 31 and 32, 28-29. 

The Bakersfield Oil Company 
telegraphed for rig last week. The 
business arrangements have been 
completed and the well on 12 will 
be finished. 

A complete Standard rig was 
sentout to the fields Wednesday 
morning by the Cantua Oil com- 
pany operating on the S% of sec- 
tion 13, 28-27. 

The terminus of the Sunset 
railroad will be about 500 feet 
north of the Jewett & Blodget 
oil wells and close to the west line 
of section 18, T. n N, range 23 W. 

The Sante Fe is putting in fuel 
tanks all along the line and it will 
not belong before every one of its 
engines will be converted into oil 
burners. 

As soon as the Sacramento com- 
pany has finished a couple more 
wells, a deep one will be sunk to 
test the lower levels. The reper- 
foration of No. 1 was a great suc- 
cess, largely increasing the flow of 
petroleum. 

The contest between Chanslor 
Canfield, Spencer, Keller and 
Berry on the one hand and the 
Petroleum Development Company 
on the other has been settled 
out of court. The property in- 
volved was 18, 28, 28, and the 
terms of compromise are that each 
shall take a half section and pro- 
ceed at once to development. Both 
sides have machinery on the 
ground ready to begin drilling. 

The Bakersfield & Fresno Oil 
company has made a big sale in- 
volving the transfer of forty acres 
of oil lands in the Kern River dis- 
trict. The property was purchased 
by Thomas Early as trustee, of 
Pasadena, and the consideration 
named in the instrument is $20,000. 
The land conveyed consists of two 
placer claims each of twenty acres. 

The El Dorado is not without 
trouble swedging and reaming. It 
is thought now that everything 
will be O. K. with the new well. 
They shipped a car load of oil 
last week from well No. 1, and 
have been very busy setting up 
tanks, pipe line and sand boxes 
preparatory to handling the oil 
from well No. 1, which they ex- 
pect will furnish plenty. They 
drew out a few bailersful of oil a 
few days ago and when they stop- 
ped the well continued to flow for 
about six hours. 



The Bakersfield & Fresno Oil 
company has leased to C. A. Can- 
field et al the W*/ 2 of SE^ of Se. 
28-28, 8 and the W}i of the NE^ 
of the SEX and WJ4 of the SE^ 
of the NEX of Sec, 4 in 29, 28. 

M. Spires, manager for Old 
Dominion, has experienced much 
trouble during the past, week by 
getting a "swedge" fast in the cas- 
ing. They are now trying to pull 
the casing with good prospects of 
success. 

The California Standard has been 
in great fear of losing its new well 
and tools. The tools were buried 
under twenty feet of sand, but after 
a week's fishing they succeeded in 
getting them out. Their well, 
which is near Shamrock well, has 
600 feet of oil in it with a big flow 
of gas. 

KINGS. 

Geo Biddle and a number of 
other Hanford people are prepar- 
ingto bore on 2, 29-28. A derrick, 
is building. 

The Whale Oil Company's well, 
in the vicinity of Warthan, has 
already reached a depth of 450 feet, 
and the drill is now penetrating a 
bed of slate. Drilling is going 
along smoothly and excellent pro- 
gress has been made thus far. 

The Phoenix Oil Company now 
has its new string of tools at work. 
Drilling was resumed in the old 
well last week. The mud was 
cleaned out and the new machinery 
put to work^nd it is working fine. 

The St. Lawrence Oil and Min- 
eral Company is again in oil sand, 
but how much oil the sand will 
bear is a matter of conjecture only 
to be determined as the drill goes 
on down, as it isstilldoing. Three 
strata of water have already been 
passed through and been success- 
cessfully shut off. 

The Esperanza Oil Company has 
decided to drill another well, some 
2000 feet lower down the hill than 
the first well. They have been 
assured that a second well, by 
using the casing in the old well, 
the original drilling outfit and the 
fine supply of water developed in 
the first well, v\ ill not cost over 
$2000 to go down 1600 feet. F. de 
Miranda, the expert, advised the 
company to go through the strata 
of fresh water that was struck in 
the first well, but the company has 
decided not to do so, believing that 
by drilling lower down the hill 
they can escape the thick strata of 
water sand they met before. Mr. 
de Miranda says it is a mistake, 
the general impression that oil is. 
never struck after a body of fresh 
water is reached; that in Galicia, 
France, in an oil well, fresh water 
was struck at a depth about the 
same as that reached by the Esper- 
anza, and the drillers went on 
down, successfully shut out the 
water and finally struck a good 
flow of oil. He thinks the same 
conditions prevail at the Esperanza, 
and that oil would be struck be- 
neath the water now at the bottom 
of the hole in the first well. — Han- 
ford Journal. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTRR. 



The well A well .- to be drilled for the 

I Hon 

Tin i 1 ami Fuel Com 

Fletcher arc putting 

(.••unity, have their n a well on G. \V. Burton's 

the Nob Mill tract 



The Esperanza Oil Company has 
•her well, 
feet lower down the hill than 
the first well. 

The Santa Fe :•< putting in flue 

tanks all along the line and it will 
not be long before everyone of its 
engines will be converted into oil 
burners. 

The Stockton Oil and Gas Com- 
pany now has affairs in better 
shape than ever. It has leased 
some excellent oil territory and 
will develop it in addition to its 
own. It undoubtedly has some 
of the very best land in the Ket- 
tlemau district and will soon be 
drilling into it. 

The Kreyenhagen Land Oil 
Company is moving its rig from 
where drilling has been done on 
its well No. 2 to a new location 
close to its present well. The 
casing will be taken out of well 
Xo. 2, which has reached a deptb 
of 740 feet, being comparatively a 
dry hole. Spudding will soon be- 
gin on well No. 3. 

The Stockton Oil and Gas Com- 
pany, whose property is in the 
Kettleman district, expects to be- 
gin drilling operations very soon 
now. An engine and boiler have 
been purchased and a string of 
tools is to be purchased at once. 
The company has some of the best 
territory in the district. 

Judge Hewell came over to Han 
ford last week from the Kettleman 
oil district, where he is superin- 
tending the development work for 
the Stanislaus Oil Company. He 
reports the rig of the company up 
and the drilling machinery is ex- 
pected to arrive at any time now. 
As soon as it arrives it will be 
hanled out and drilling will bsgin. 
The Judge says he thinks three- 
quarters of an inch of rain fell 
over on the Kettleman plains on 
Thursday of last week, when .12 of 
an inch fell here. 

The Waverly 0'1 Company has 
purchased a full drilling outfit, has 
built a road into its property and 
has laid a pipe line which assures 
an abundance of water. Rigging 
work is now being done and the 
company expects to begin drilling 
withiu two weeks. Charles King, 
the president of the company, is 
over superintending the develop- 
ment work. The land is in the 
Cholame valley, some eighteen 
miles from Alcalde. 

The Areola Oil Company, a Bos- 
ton corporation, is about to put 
down two wells on a section of land 
it recently purchased in the valley 
northwest of Alcalde One drill- 
ing rig has already been purchased 
and is on the ground and another 
rig has been ordered. The build- 
ing of the derrick will begin at 
once. The gentlemen principally 
interested are two Boston men of 
means who came out to California 
with the intention of investing in 
mining property, but who decided 
that investments in oil lands looked 
more promising. 

LOS ANGELES. 

Three new 600-barrel oil tanks 
have just been completed for the 
Westlake Oil Company. 



They are dow 11 300 feet with the 
usual oil indicat 

The Uncle Sam Oil Company is 
putting up a new tank at its wells 
in the west field, which will hold 

barrel-. 

Hardison & 1 lardisoii struck oil 
in well Xo. 10 on the Phelps \ 

Beveridge tract last Wednesday. 

They have now ten producing 
wells 011 the tract. 

The Uncle Sam Co., has begun 
drilling on well Xo. .) and is gel 
ting another rig ready to start on 
Xo. 10. This company will run 
two strings of tools after this. 

The Lacy Manufacturing Com 
pany of Los Angeles is building a 
37,500-barrel tank for the Oil Stor- 
age and Transportation Co. 

O'Donnell and Varnell, who are 
operating on the Hubbell tract, are 
in the oil sand at a depth of 500 
feet. They expect to sink further 
before pumping. 

The Westlake Oil Company is 
drilling on wells Nos. 20 and 21. 
The last well put on the pump is 
too feet in the oil sand; the McCar- 
thy Company reports that it is 
pumping nearly 100 barrels a day. 

Hardison & Hardison are put- 
ting in a new boiler on the Phelps 
and Beveridge tract, for their 
pumping plant. This will give 
them twin boilers and enable them 
to pump steadily without a shut- 
down. 



owing to the determination of those range 15 east. The oil was found 

already there who are taking ad- at a depth of 440(231, and altl 
vantage of the opportunity to se- no large amount has been seen, the 

cure all oil claims possibl drillers think there is an abuu- 

the rush commen dance in the ground. The strike 

caused considerable excitement at 

LUIS OBIS the place, and the whistle on the 

1 nglne was blown foi two hours. 
A ten burrcl well has been A lack of casing prevented further 
drilled at Huasn.i, San l.uis Obis- drilling for the time, and it is Un- 
derstood Work will be suspended 
on that well until more casing can 



po county. 

The Arroyo Grande Oil Com- 
pany, of which Mr. Beckett is field 
superintendent, hail two four-horse 
teams last week hauling lumber to 
ThoS. Steele's ranch, six miles east 
of town, where they will (eminence 

erecting the tallest derrick in the 

county so far — 72 feet high. 

There is a great rush for the 
newly discovered oil field on the 
Porter ranch. The nature of the 
ground in which the strike was 
made is such that it is necessary 

to use a sand pump because the 

sides are caving to Some extent. 
The sand that is brought up 
through the pump shows oil and it 
is thought that a flow can be 
found, if not atthe present depths, 
at least by further boring. Arro- 
yo Grande is having more excite- 
ment out of the strike than is San 
Luis Obispo. 

The following late informotion 
of the alleged oil strike is taken 
from a San Luis paper : 

As near as as can be ascertained 
the strike of oil was made on the 
bank of the Huasna creek, three 
miles beyond the post office and 
about 200 yards from the county 
road. The well is directly across 
the creek, and about a third of a 
mile distant from the Porter ranch 
house. It is in township 32 south, 



be secured. There was no How in 
the well, the only oil being that 
discovered on the tools when they 
« ere drawn up from the hole where 
the drill had been boring. The old 
Huasna grant contains 25,152.99 

acres, and the majority of this prop 
erty is now either claimed, leased 

01 under option as oil land. 

The Union Oil Company will 
abandon the well on the Dutra 
property and move to Arroyo 
Grande where operations will be- 
gin on the Olohau Brown property 
as soon as the drill stem returns 
from Santa Paula where it was 
sent for repairs. 

SANTA BARBARA. 

The Advance-Courier contains 
the following interesting news: 

Three hundred barrels of oil were 
s'lipped off the "park lease" this 
week. 

The derrick is ready on the Sea 
Cliff wharf for a resumption of drill- 
ing, which will begin assoon as the 
new boiler and engine, already or- 
dered, get here, 

The big gusher, No. 12, on the 
Southern Pacific Oil Company's 
wharf is being choked off this 
week. An attempt was made to 



Negotiations have been com- 
pleted by which the Uucle Sam 
Oil Company comes into posses 
sion of seven sections of land, ag 
gregating about 4300 acres, in the 
heart of the oil-bearing territory of 
Bakersfield district. The territory 
acquired is located along the 
knovn oil-bearing stratum. The 
lease on this land includes a com- 
plete drilling outfit and a camp 
equipment, and active work will 
begin at once. 

MONTEREY. 

Persistent rumors circulate that 
flowing oil has been struck in sev- 
eral wells near San Ardo, San 
Lucas and King City, but they are 
unreliable. All actual strikes of 
flowing oil are being kept silent. 

Oil has been struck on the Alva- 
rez place in the Peach Tree sec- 
tion. An office and two large 
buildings are in courseof construc- 
tion, and lumber is on the ground 
for derricks. A large boiler is ly- 
ing at King City to be put in place 
on this claim. 

The Milpitas claim has excellent 
prospects. The first well was sunk 
thirty-five feet when operations 
ceased o.ving to further advance 
being blocked by striking a rock. 
There is an oil seepage in this 
well. The company is now sinking 
three and one-half feet from the 
first well. 

Oil developments in the south- 
ern end of this county are assum- 
ing a lively aspect. Daily many 
strangers arrive upon the scene of 
activity from all parts of the state. 
The prospects for an abundance of 
oil are excellent, many wells al- 
ready producing in small quantities 
now. It is impossible to secure 
satisfactory information of the ex- 
tent and value of this new field. 



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1 Oriental OH Co. ■ 



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OF SAN FRANCISCO. 

Incorporated under the laws of California. 



Capital Stock $100,000. Divided into 100,000 Shares, Par Value $1 each 



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We have acquired title to the southeast quarter of section 26 |gj 

township 23 S, of range 17 E., M. D. B. & M., in Kings ||§ 

county, California, Kreyenhagen Oil District, on THE OIL BELT fjj$. 

The Kreyenhagen company eight miles northwest of us i§j| 

was the first to strike oil in the district. isj 



OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS— L. B. McMurtry, President; H. H. p|| 
Harlow, Vice-President; E. W. Kay, Secretary and Manager; Crocker- S>S 
Woolworth Bank depository; J. R. Hitchcock, I. T. Bell. $jgf 

Office, PARROTT BUILDING, F &^r S 

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825-855 Market street. San Francisco. 



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Drilling 



Standard and 



Portable 



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DRILLING TOOLS 
FISHING TOOLS 
CABLE and OIL 
WELL SUPPLIES 



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/r~-ts=J Of Every Description 

Manufactured by the 

I St. Louis Well, T^St Co. 

St. Louis, Mo. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER^ 



go deeper on it, but after drilling 
about ten feet a stratum of water 
sand was encountered, which ne- 
cessitated plugging the bottom of 
the well at the first sand. The first 
sand, however, is ninety feet deep 
and very rich, and will probably 
give a thirty or forty barrel well. 

Large tracts have also been 
leased by prospecting parties in 
the Cuyama valley and adjoining 
the Carisa plains. Operations have 
commenced in the latter place, and 
favorable reports are received. 

A portion of the Arranelles 
rancho, along the line of the South- 
ern Pacific, about fifteen miles 
north of Surf, has been leased. It 
is reported that wells will be sunk 
there as soon as the company can 
make the proper arrangements. 

Prospecting is going ahead rap- 
idly in the neighborhood of Casitas 
pass in this and Ventura counties, 
and the foothills back of Summer- 
land are being industriously pros- 
pected for suface indications. 

In the Summerland field a num- 
ber of strangers have been lately, 
looking for available territory, and 
it is likely some new development 
work will result before long. 

Oil was struck on the Huasna 
ranch, about fifteen miles from 
Santa Maria, on Tuesday of last 
week. How big a strike, how deep 
or what quantity of oil was found, 
the dispatches do not say, but 
doubtless it will be heavy enough 
to -set the people of that section on 
an oil boom. This strike, if it does 
prove of any importance, will make 
the area of possible oil territory in 
Santa Barbara county over ioo 
miles long, with an undetermined 
width, running possibly into the 
ocean all the way from Coleta to 
Rincon point. 

The Big Panoche Oil Company 
has one well down about 500 feet 
and another about 200 feet. A 
night and day shift is at work. 

SAN BENITO. 

A Stockton oil company has 
leased 320 acres of land on Oil 
Creek, about nine miles from Boul- 
der Creek, of Hubbard & Carmi- 
chael. Boring is to be commenced 
soon. The owners are to receive 
one-tenth of the production. An 
expert says that the surface pros- 
pects are the best he ever saw. The 
natural flow of oil, which gave the 
creek its name, amounts to several 
buckets daily. 

STANISLAUS. 

Ora McHenry of Modesto has 
ordered a carload of oil for fuel for 
his power plant on the Bald Eagle 
Ranch. Oil is 50 per cent cheaper 
than good coal for steam making 
purposes. 

TULARE. 

The Oil business has caused 
Visalia to boom. An exchange 
says: "The population of Visalia 
has increased so rapidly during 
the past six months that there are 
not enough houses to accommo- 
date the people. So urgent is 
the demand that vacant houses in 
near-by towns are being moved to 
that city." 

Biggest Eastern Oil Well". 

An Eastern paper says it is now 
quite clear that the northeast ex- 
tension to the Campbell's Run de- 
velopment, in Monongalia county, 
W. Va., has not yet been defined. 
The South Penn Oil company has 



demonstrated that the rich produc- 
ing streak extends farther to the 
northeast. This company's test 
well, on the Levi Collins farm was 
reported in the sand Wednesday 
and shut down to move back the 
boiler. It was drilled deeper into 
the pay this morning and at once 
began to flow at the rate of forty- 
five barrels an hour, or more than 
1,000 barrels a day. This well now 
leads the list of big producers in 
tne Eastern fields. 



Petroleum Center. 

The company commenced sand 
pumping well No. 2, on Thursday 
This will require two or three 
days. The well is about 500 
feet deep and the oil rose over 
40 feet in the pipe in one night 
This well is on section 28, 28-28. 
Work will commence on well No. 
3, on :8, 28-28 on Monday. Well 
No. 1, on 8, 28-28 is capped, but 
work will be resumed very soon. 

As the S. P. Co. is to build a 
switch out to section 28, very 
soon, the company is finishing 
work on that section in prefer- 
ence to section 8. 



San Francisco, and J S Bedford, J T Zeig- 
ler and L F Ward, Fresno. Capital stock. 
$500,000; subscribed, $109,997. 

United Brotherhood Petroleum Com- 
pany. Place of business, Oakland. Di- 
rectors— M J McCormack, C A Slack, F C 
Mitchell, Tracy; D S Troth and H G 
Walker, Oakland. Capital stock, Jioo,- 
000; subscribed, $375, 

San Antonio Oil and Land Company 
Place of business, San Francisco. Direct- 
ors—A D Shepard, R L Dunn, R W Hart 
and A W Lyser, San Francicco, and C W 
Jackson, Berkeley. Capital stock, $100,- 
000; subscribed, $60. 

California Standard Oil Company. Place 
of business, Los Angeles. Directors— F 
C Paulin, J H Fawcett, H C Oakley, H G 
R Philp, Dr J W Oakley and G I Coch- 
ran, Los Angeles. Capital stock, $200,000; 
subscribed, $50,000. 



Producers' Oil Exchange. 

LAI EST QUOTATIONS 



The Bakersfield & Fresno Oil 
company has made a big sale in- 
volving the transfer of forty acres 
of oil lands in the Kern River dis- 
trict. The property was purchased 
by Thomas Early as trustee, of 
Pasadena. The document on file 
in the recorder's office beats $20 in 
revenue stamps and the considera- 
tion named in the instrument is 
$20,000. 

The San Joaquin company has 
finished perforating its well on 
section 5. 

NbW INCORPORATIONS. 

The following articles of incor- 
poration have been filed with the 
Secretary of state: 

Baltimore Oil Company. Place of busi- 
ness, Fresno. Directors — A D Furguson, 
C F Tyler, B Hodges, E R Smith and L A 
Rose, all of Fresno. Capital stock, $100,- 
000; subscribed, $60,000. 

The California Coalinga Oil and Devel- 
opment Company. Place of business, 
Stockton. Directors— S Newhall, G E 
Wilholt, J J Nunan, G L Wolf and A C 
White, all of Stockton. Capital stock, 
$600,000; subscribed, $350,000. 

Tehama County Oil Company. Place 
of business, Red Bluff. Directors — J F 
Llison, C R Mayhew, W B Cahoone, H P 
Stice, L L McCoy, D B Lyon, F Hen- 
dricks, J A Owen and F Somuer, all of 
Red Bluff. Capital stock, $100,000; sub- 
scribed, $4000, 

Standard Crude Oil Company. Place 
of business, Los Angeles. Directors — A 
L Shanf, M L Godfrey, C W Stewart, I 
N Richards, B B Godfrey, O L Stewart 
and S L Richards, all of Los Angeles. 
Capital stock, $500,000; subscribed, $25,- 
°37- 

Belgium-American Oil Mining Com- 
pany. Place of business, Hanford. Di- 
rectors— B L Barney, E E Bust, C F. J 
Worstein, M L Short and E V Baily, all of 
Hanford. Capital stock, $250,000; sub- 
scribed, $1100. 

Lopez- Canyon Oil Company. Place of 
business, Los Angeles. Directors— L 
Helm, H B Eakins, E P Johnson, Jr., W 
F Bottsford and E P Johnson, all of Los 
Angeles. Capital stock, $200,000. All 
subscribed. 

Casanova Oil Company. Place of busi- 
ness, San Francisco. Directors E P 

Heald, H Wilson, F W Kelly, E H Stearns, 



NAME, 

Anaconda Oil Co 

Barker Ranch Oil Co 

Big Panoche Oil Co 

Blue Goose 

Bucki.orn 

Burlington. ..., 

California 

Caribou 

Cholame Valley 

Consolidated Oil&Devel. Co. 

Dominion 

Home Oil 

National 

New Hope 

Northfield, 

Oakland Oil and Gas Co 

Parkfield 

Penn. Con 

Petro Center 

San Joaquin Oil&Devl'mt . . 

San Luis 

Shamrock 

Stella Oil Co 

S. Lawrence 

West Lake 

Yukon Crude Oil Company 



BID 
55 
1 15 
60 
IS 00 
3 9° 

65 
3 00 



365 



55 
55 



ASKED 

55 

1 15 

t 00 

19 25 

4 CO 

1 00 

2 75 
So 

5 00 
1 00 

40 

3 70 

6 25 
65 
45 
50 

7 5° 
1 CO 

30 

5 Co 

75 
55 

1 00 
1 3° 



Oil Basin Petroleum Co. 



Capital Stock, 



$600,000 



60,000 shares 
Par value, $10.00. 



Board of Directors — J H Moore, 
President; C C Curtis, vice-presi- 
dent; L A Prusso, secretary; E N 
Prusso, treasurer; F K Bowden, 
trustee, 



Commercial & Savings Bank, San 
Jose, Depository. 



A limited amount of stock for sale 
at $1.50 per share. 



Main Office 67 North First Street San 
Jose, Telephone Red 1963. 



Stock Sales. 

The following were the stock 
sales in the new Producers' Oil Ex- 
change in the formal sessions held 
for the week ending Wednesday, 
March 28th: 



Anaconda 


300 at 


55 


$165 00 




300 at 


55 


105 00 




250 at 


55 


137 5° 




300 at 


55 


165 00 




400 at 


60 


240 00 




250 at 


55 


137 50 




200 at 


55 


no 00 




300 at 


55 


165 00 




200 at 


55 


no 00 




150 at 


55 


82 50 




300 at 


55 


165 00 


Barker Ranch 


—100 at 


1 15 


115 00 




50 at 


1 15 


57 50 




100 at 


1 15 


115 00 




40 at 


1 15 


46 00 




150 at 


1 15 


172 50 




25 at 


1 15 


28 75 




150 at 


1 15 


172 50 




80 at 


1 15 


92 00 




too at 


1 15 


115 00 




100 at 


1 15 


115 00 




75 at 


1 15 


86 25 


Home Oil 










25 at 


3 65 


91 25 




250 at 


3 65 


912 25 




50 at 


3 65 


182 50 




50 at 


3 65 


182 5o 




25 at 


3 70 


92 5° 




320 at 


3 65 


1186 25 




100 at 


3 60 


360 00 




100 at 


3 7o 


407 00 




1000 at 


3 65 


365o 00 


Blue Goose 










10 at 


19 00 


190 00 




10 at 


20 00 


200 00 


Caribou 










100 at 


80 


80 00 




100 at 


80 


So 00 




311 at 


75 


233 25 




100 at 


75 


75 00 


Petroleum Center 








100 at 


30 


30 00 




5oat 


30 


i5 00 




5oat 


30 


i5 00 


San Joaquin — 










76 at 


05 


71 25 




20 at 


I 00 


20 00 


Snamrock — , — 










igoat 


70 


io5 00 


Yukon 










50 at 


1 30 


65 00 




200 at 


I 25 


25o 00 




5oo at 


1 i5 


575 00 




i5o at 


1 20 


180 00 




300 at 


1 20 


300 00 




100 at 


1 15 


Ii5 00 




too at 
S33I 


1 20 

* 


120 00 


12,601 75 



For Lease & For Sale 

Kern County Oil Land 

Northwest of McKittrick. 

TERMS EASY 



Wanted — Men to contract 
drill one or more wells. 



to 



Richardson Land Co. 

Tulare, Cal. 



Drillers Wanted 

Persons desirous of contracting 
for the sinking of oil wells on Im- 
perial Oil and Development Co. 's 
lands in Fresno and Kern coun- 
ties, can obtain full particulars 
by applying at the office, 

624 Emma Spreckles Building, 

927 Market Street, S. F 

Producing Oil Properties. 



THE JMc CARTHY CO. 

James P. McCarthy President 

E. "Vvery McCarthy Secretai y 

d66 MARKET ST., SAN FRANCISCO. 

CENTURY OIL COMPANY. 

Capital $500,000 50,000 Shares at $10 

location, 2080 acres, comprising South % of Sec- 
tion 22; all of Section 26; Kast % and Northwest 
\i of Section 27; all of Section 28, Township 8 
Souih, Range 13, M. I). M. U20 acres, being 
Agua Caliente Tract of the Salcipuedes Rancho, 
Santa Cruz county. 160 acres, Lots 13 and 14, Sec- 
tion 6, Township 21 South, Range 10 East, M. D. 
M., Coalinga District. 

Officers. Charles L. Pierce, President; W. E. 
von Johannsen, Secretary; John Alexander and 
Ludwig Schunemauu (Hamburg), Win, Hall, 
(Portland.) 

Office: 220 California street, San Franciseo, 
Rooms 5 and 7. European office: 64 Kaiser Wil- 
helm sirasse, Hamburg, Germany, Portland 
(Or,) office: 40 Washington Building. 

Write us for particulars. Shares $1.50 each, 



When you want to swear go to 

LEE D. CR4IG 

Notary Public and 
Commissioner of Deeds 
CO 6 Montgomery St, 
bet. California 
and Pine San Francisco 






IFIC <MI. RliPORTRR. 



•Vctty Work, 

Fine Press Copies 




San Francisco & McRittrick 
OIL COMPANY. 

- about three 
miles north wi McRittrick 

(Kern county) anil ' 4 mile from 
the largest well in the district. 



A limited unountof stock is now 
offered at fa.50 per share. 



Will mail prospectus if desired. 



H. U. MAXFIELD, Sec't.v. 
Room -,. Pourth Kl««ir Mills Building 

SAN FRANCISCO. 
Telephone Red 3616. 



1. Zellcrboch I. C. Zelterbach. A. Zellcrboch 

A. ZELLERBACH & SONS 

THE PAPER HOUSE. 

416, 418, 420, 422, 424, 426 
Sansome St., - San Francisco. 



USE 

Smith=Premier Typewriter 



Paper and Paper Bags, Twine 
and Supplies of every description 
incidental te the trade. 



We carry the Largest Stock. Our prices are 
Equitable. 

Tel. Main. 1133. 



Fine Printng 



If you need a 



Prospectus 



Circular 



BARKER RANCH Mt. Diablo Oil Company 

14 SANSOME ST. 

OH Company Snn f -°"^^ 

OFFERS FOR INVESTMENT 

A Legitimate 

Oil Investment 



Controls the whole m the famous 
Barker Ranch in sections 4-5-6-29-29. 
consisting of over eleven hundred acres 
(patented) bordering on 

KERN RIVER, 

Near Bakersfield, 



DIRECTORS 
President .... 

Vice-President 
Secretary 
T' G. CROTHEPS 



U. SAMUELS 

J. DALZELL BROWN 

FRANK. KOENIG 

MAURICE V. SAMUELS 



The Directors believe that Oil will be found 
in quantity and at no great depth. Treasury 
stock is being sold to insure adequate capital for 
extensive development of this very- large holding. 
Listed on CA LIFORNIA OIL EXCHANGE. 

Prospectus on request at office of Secretary, 



KOENIG'S 123 Kearny St. 

SAN FRANCISCO. 



Incorporated Oct. 3, 1899. 
fcffij 

NEW HOPE OIL CO. 



Capital $100,000 



iu Land and Oil wells, two hours from 
San Francisco; two miles from San 
Pablo, Contra Costa County, where 
purchasers may see the land and oil 
wells before purchasing. 

For full particulars, circulars, etc., 
apply to 



J.W.LAYMANCE 

SECRETARY 

14 SANSOME St. 



The Telegraph department of 
the Southern Pacific Company 

dispensed with all other makes and 

now use the Smith-Premier 
K.\i lus : . . ely. 

ALSO MORE tham ^ 

200 BANKS NOW USE 

SMITHPREMIER J>?f 

Writers 

We rent new Typewriters 
Art Catalogue. 
L. & M. ALEXANDER & COMPANY 

no Montgomery St., S. F. 



branches: 
Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles 



1 00,000 Shares 



at S1.00 



This Company owns 1280 acres of patented land 
sections 11 and 29, township 27 S, range 27 east 
M. D. M., Kern Co. California. 



Folder, Etc. 



CALL AT THE 



Pacific 
Oil Reporter 



318 Pine Street 



C. R. Splivalo, Italian Paste Co., 307 Battery 
St,. San Francisco. 

C. S. Laumeister, Flour Mills, 184 Mission* St., 
San Francisco. 

H, Ddtard, Wholesale Grain and Commission 
Merchant, 125 Davis St., San Francisco. 

C. B. Stone, Manager San Francisco Breweries 
Ltd., 240 Second St., San Francisco. 

Thos. B. Bishop, Attorney, Bishop and Wheeler, 
532 Market street, San Francisco. 

J. W. McDonald, President and and General 
Manager City Street Improvement Co., Mills 
Bldg, San Francisco. 

W. E. Dennison, President Steiger Terra Cotta 
& Pottery Works, 1556 Market st., San Francisco. 



OFFICERS: 

C. R, Splivalo President 

W. E, Dennison Secretary 



General Off ice. Room 45* 
FifthFIoor, Mills Building S. F. 



OIL LAND FOR SALE 
or LEASE. 

T. H. CHANDLER, 

Room 3, Fourth Floor, Mills Bldg. 



If You Want 



OIL LANDS 
in any of the best localities in the 
State call on 

BEGGS& GUTTER, 

240 Montgomery St. 



100 choice Nome Claims for Sale 




Capital 100,000 shares, par value of $5. 
OE). W. TURNER President. 

Property located in Kern County, near Mc- 
Rittrick, and in Santa Clara County, near Alma. 

A limited amount of stock is now offered at 
$1.00 per share, payable in installments of 20 per 
cent, monthly. 

Will mail Prospectus if desired. 

CHAS. F. BURKS, Secretary, 
321 Safe Deposit Building, San Francisco. 



Bovaird & Seyfang M'fg Co. 



The Great Northern 
Oil Company©^ 

Controls 1280 acres at the junc- 
tion of the Coalinga and Union 
oil belts, Fresno and San Benito 
counties. 



Capitalized at $600,000, in 600,000 
shares, par value $1.00. 

STOCK NON-ASSESSABLE. 

A Limited No. of Shares off Treasury Stock 
will be Sold at $1 per Share. 

Main Office, - - 783 Market St 

HON. W. J. WESTERFIELD, President 
W. B. DENNISON, Secretary and Treasurer. 



MANUFACTURERS OF 



Stationary and Portable Boilers, Steam Engines, 

Iron Tanks, Rig Iron Outfits, Drilling and Fishing Tools 

And everything needed to drill aid operate 

OH, Gas & Artesian Wells 

-Manufacturers agents for 

Tubing, Casing, Pipe Fittings, Valves Etc. 

Natural Gas Plants a Specialty. Cable address, "Boang" A B C & Private Codes 

BRADFORD, PA., U. S. A. 



WISEMAN'S LAND BUREAU 

237 W 1st. street 

Los Angeles, California. (Established 1885) 



Headquarters for School and Goverumeu 
Lands in California. School Land only ji.25 at 
acre, on easy terms. Lands abound in all coun- 
ties; require no condition as to residence or occu- 
pation. Cheapest, safest and surest investmenn 
in America to man or woman. Send stamp for 
our land book. 



PIPE FOR SALE. 



2000 feet, 5 inch, Dipped, Standard 
Iron Pipe, Screw Joint. As good as new 
For Sale Cheap. 

SANTA BARBARA ICE CO. 



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FORTUNES IN OIL ! 



Continental Oil And Development Company 



INCORPORATED. 



ONLY 6000 SHAKES {J 

Of which iooo were put on the 
market, over half sold the first 10 
days.This is a genuine opportunity 
for an oil investment. The company » 
owns by United States Patent five jj 
20-acre tracts in the * 

Oil Basin, Kings county | 

the richest Oil Bearin s 
in the belt 




I 



The Company also owns 

960 ACRES 

Adjoining OIL CITY, the famous 
oil district of California. We have 
made arrangements for the latest 
improved machinery and will 
shortly be boring for oil, at which 
time stock cannot be had at the 
price now offered. 



J 



WM. CORBIN, President. A, E. RUDEIX, Secretary 
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222 Sansome Street 



No Assessments. 




IpnggHBg 



Oil Lands . . 



S^» Fine opportunity for investing capital in the develop- 

«*■ ment of one of the l 



I 
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i Best Oil Locations In California 



Pacific Oil Reporter 



308 Market St 

San Francisco, Room 16. 

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PARKE & LACY CO. 

21 & 23 FREMONT ST., SAN FRANCISCO. 



Contracted Waste Water, Front Fire-box, 
Oil Well Boiler. Made in two sizes, 
20 and 25 Horse Power. 



Engines, Boilers and Pumps for 

1 OiL WELLS 1 

Well Boring and Drilling Tools. Prompt Delivery Guaranteed 



Opportunites for Investment 



The Diamond Oil Company owns 640 acres 
of the best oil land in the celebrated McKittrick 
District, in Kern county. California, with per- 
fect title. 

At present there are twenty-four flowing and 
producing oil wells in this district, producing 
several thousand barrels a day. 

The Diamond Oil Company's land is in town- 
ship 29 south, range 21 east, M. D. M„ in Kern 
county, in the McKittrick District, six miles 
from the railroad and within five miles of the 
great flowing McKinsey well, and by the re- 
ports of two of the best oil expert geological 
survevors of the Pacific Coast pronounced to 
be the best of oil land. 

Only a limited amount of stock will be sold 
at fifty cents per share, and the value of the 
stock will double as soon as active work begins, 
as we are in the heart of the richest and most 
productive oil belt in California. 




as&'§s<s&^«$s ( 8fissOT 



OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. 

Hon. E. D. Berri - - - President 
Gen. W. H. Sbamans - Vice-President 
W. W. Allen Sr., - - - - 

Secretary and Qeneral Manager 
Columbian Bank - - Depository 

DIRECTORS 

W.H. SEAMANS 

Adjutant-General State of California 

L J. TRUMAN 

President Columbian Bank 

PHILLIP LA WRENCH. 
Assistant Secretary of State, South Dakota 

JOHNJENKIN 

Barrow, Wade, Guthrie & Co, Accountants, 

London, Manchester, New York, San Francisco. 

WM. PARDY, 

Pacific States Building, Loan St Ravings Society 

San Francisco. 

E. D. BERRI 

O— pet Dealer, San Francisco 

W. C. ALBERGBR 
Civil Engineer, San Francisco 
GEO. L.HARRIS 
United States Navy, retired 
W. W. ALLEN.SR. 
Attorne,y-at-law, San Francisco 



A Limited Number of Shares For Sale at Fifty Cents each. 



One of the Best Oil Districts in California 



OIL 
FJEL.D 



KERN COUNTY. 

R.21E. R.82E, 



KER/V 

RIVER 

OIL 

Wells- 



T.29 S. 



T.30 S. 





R.21E 

{* /nc/ieates Wells in Oil. 
pJnc/ic&tesWells heih§ bored. 



R.22E. 



5 ONS£^ 
OIL CO. 

Wells- 



oooooooooooooooooo 

OOOOOO&OOOOOJOOOOO 

Incorporated under the 

laws of South 

Dakota. 



Capital Stock, $500,000 
FULLY PAID UP 

And Non-Assessable 

Divided into 500,000 
.shares at the par 
value of $1 each. 

A limited number of shares 

will he sold at Fifty cents 

each. 

' ■'MHWOOOOOOO&OOOOO 
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PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 






N PRANCISCO, CAT,., FRIDAY, MRU. 6. iqoo. 



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Fresno and San Benito County Oil Lands 




THE LONDON. 



An Oil Company That Merits 
Highest Confidence. 

One of the last, but by no means 
least, of the oil companies in the 
California oil field is the London Oil 
Company, which was organized on 
March 12, with an authorized capi- 
tal of $700,000, 700,000 shares of 
the par value of $1 each. 

The officers and directors of the 
London Oil Company are: C. H. 
Phillips of San Jose (capitalist) 
president; J. M. Gleaves of San 
Francisco (U. S. Surveyor-Gen- 
eral), vice-president; Hon. James 
G. Maguire of San Francisco (Ex- 
U. S. Congressman), director; C. H. 
Dunsmore, San Francisco (secre- 
tary Bank Commissioners), director; 
O. A. Lane, San Francisco (secre- 



tary Fresno-Alpha Oil Company) 
secretary and general manager; T. 
A. Kirkpatiick, general superin- 
tendent; Maguire & Gallagher, at- 
torneys. 

The above cuts are reproduced 
from photographs taken to show 
the character of the oil lands 
owned by the London and Fresno- 
Alpha Oil Companies. These 
photograpqs show the broken 
character of the land, with the out- 
croppings which indicate the oil 
character of this entire district. 
The lower photograph on the 
left shows Gen. J. M. Gleaves at 
the location of the first well of the 
Fresno-Alpha company. The 
characteristics of the laud of the 
London Oil Company are the same 
as those of the Fresno-Alpha Co. 

The land of the company is lo- 
cated in Fresno and San Benito 
counties, situated about 30 miles 
northwest of Oil City, in sections 
17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 27, town- 
ship 19 south, range 12 east, in sec- 



tions 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 
22, 23 and 24, township 17, range 
12, consisting of over 6000 acres, 
being on the line dividing F'resno 
and San Benito counties, and at 
the junction of the two oil belts 
known as the Union Oil Belt, run- 
ning easterly and westerly, and 
the Coalinga Oil Belt, running 
northerly and southerly, with oil 
seepage, shale, sandstone and oil 
stain in great profusing, thus be- 
ing located in the very choicest 
oil section in Central California. 

The formation of this section of 
the country is very similar to that 
about the famous Oil City, though 
it is more frequently intersected by 
sand ledges, and has the additional 
advantage of a good and sufficient 
supply of water for working and 
development purposes. The for- 
mation here is of sandstone, shale 
and asphaltum, with an adobe 
surface. The ledges are regular 
and unbroken, with a general dip 
to'the northeast, while the trend 



is southeast and northwest, and 
where exposed as they are in 
many places on the sides of the 
gulches, are found to be saturated 
with oil. The adobe surface, 
shale and asphaltum formations,' 
together with the oil sand, supply 
every indication of oil in large and 
paying quantities beneath these 
lands. The selection of the lands 
of this company was made by ex- 
perienced oil men; after the clos- 
est scrutiny and a careful inspec- 
tion, the land showing every indi- 
cation and evidence of being ex- 
ceedingly rich in the much sought 
for production, 

The Capital stock of the com- 
pany is $700,000, divided into 700, 
000 shares at the par value of one 
dollar each. 280,000 shares have 
been set aside as treasury stock, 
the proceeds from the sale of 
which will be used for the pur- 
pose of developing the properties 



(Continued on page 7.) 



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FRIDAY APRIL 6, 1900 



Week by week the outlook for 
the oil industry in 
Outlook California steadily 
Improving- improves. The ex- 
tent of the oil terri- 
tory in the several districts is rap- 
idly growing larger. In Kern 
county alone a district has been 
developed which will make it one 
of the largest oil-producing dis- 
tricts in the Union. It has grown 
from a narrow strip to a body of 
land six miles long by four wide, 
and every week strikes are being 
made, increasing the area of this 
field in every direction. "As the 
wells, are pumped and get clear of 
sand the output steadily increases 
and this district alone in a few- 
months will be producing as much 
if not more crude oil than is now 
produced in the entire state — viz: 
10,000 barrels a day. What is true 
of the Kern River district is equally 
true of the McKittrick district. ■ 

The Fresno district bids fair to 
rival the Kern county districts, and 
there are conservative men who 
believe that the gushers of Coal- 
inga will soon be equalled by the 
new wells that are being drilled 
further west in the vicinity of the 
Fresno and San Benito -county 
lines. A number of rigs are at 
work in this new territory, and a 
month more of drilling will prove 
the truth of these estimates. 

The Ventura field is constantly 
increasing its output as new wells 
are being put down, and new com- 
panies are being formed to develop 
land which is known to contain oil 
in abundance. 

From Los Angeles and Orange 
counties come reports of new wells 
and increased output, while Santa 
Barbara county believes that its 
present daily output of 500 barrels 
is but an index of what it will pro- 
duce in a few months. 

At present the bulk of the output 
of the state of California is a crude 
oil fit only for a fuel or gas purpos- 
es. The opinion is gaining ground 
that there is an abundance of oil 
in the state having a parafine 
base which is as fit for refining 
purposes as any eastern oil. Com- 



panies are being organized, backed 
by abundant capital, which will 
soon prove the truth or falsity of 
this opinion by operating in dis- 
tricts heretofore untried. 

In addition to all this, plans are 
being perfected for the thorough 
piping of every oil district in the 
state, the erection of sufficent stor- 
age tanks, and the marketing of 
the entire output in the state in a 
manner satisfactory both to the 
producer and the consumer, and 
the doing away with unwise com- 
petition. 

The oil industry of California is 
yet in its infancy, but it is growing 
with marvellous rapidity, and will 
soon reach a development which 
will place it beyond the stage of 
infancy and cause it to rank among 
the best developed and most 
profitable industries of the State 

The Big Panoche, 

Work is proceeding as rapidly 
as possible on the two wells in 
the Panoche Valley and on the 
two at Coalinga, Some unavoid- 
able delays have been experienced 
on account of the non-arrival of 
machinery, but otherwise the 
work has proceeded rapidly. The 
strata through which the drills 
have gone all show unmistakable 
signs of oil. 



The Continental. 

A. E. Rudell, secretary of the 
Continental Oil and Development 
Company, is making an inspection 
of the land owned by that company, 
with the view of locating a site for 
a well. The Continental expects 
to commence development work 
next month. 



The Virginia 

Secretary Phillips expects the 
Virginia well, on 20, 30-22, to be 
one of the crack wells in Kern 
county. The well is now down 
1050 feet and is still going through 
oil sand that is very prolific in oil. 
When this oil sand was first reached 
the oil rose 500 feet in the jS/s cas- 
ing. l$o well in the district has 
gone through more or better sand. 
How much more there is of it no 
one can say. 



The Oriental. 

H.H. Harlow, of this company, 
went East yesterday on business 
connected with the company. A 
rig has been ordered and work 
will commence immediately on 26, 
23-27. The stock of this company 
has met with an exceedinly ready 
sale, due not only to the excellence 
of the oil land owned and con- 
trolled by the company, but also 
to the energy and able manage- 
ment displayed by the board of 
directors 



OIL AT SAN JUAN 



Produces 1500 Barrels Daily. 

The Kern River district is ready 
now with a production of at least 
ninecarloads, 1500 barrels, per day, 
but the facilities for loading are 
lacking. The Bakersfield Califor- 
nian says: No loading platforms 
will be constructed until the branch 
line into the fields is built, which 
will require only three weeks' time 
after the start. 



Expert Ogden Prophesies a Great 
Future for This District. 

Col. M. M. Ogden, Field Expert 
of the Producers' Oil Exchange, 
visited the San Juan district, in San 
Benito county, the first of last 
week, and declares the indications 
there equal to, if not better than 
any he has visited in the state, and 
he predicts that there will be a 
number of wells driiled there in 
the near future. "This oil district," 
he says, "known as the San Juan, 
district, presents some remarkable 
resemblances to the famous Fa- 
gundus in Pennsylvania. That 
district was one of the greatest oil 
producing districts - in the Key- 
stone state, and I have seen no 
other so near like it as the San Juan 
district. Within a fair distance of 
the seepages between Chittenden's 
and Sargents, the shale comes to 
the surface at many points, and at 
these contact points we find heavy 
deposits of residual oil. 

From the character of the rock 
found south of the railroad and ex- 
tending to the Gabilan range, in- 
cluding the San Juan canyon, to- 
gether with the striking evidence 
of great flows of gas found along 
the border lines of this great oil 
belt — about five or six miles wide 
— I am confident that wells drilled 
between the points mentioned, to 
the proper depth, will yield green 
oil, or in other words, gas oil, in 
quantities equaling the great 
gushers of the Fagundus or Tid- 
ioute oil districts of Pennsylvania. 
The course sandstone found here, 
studded with minute pebbles and 
par'icles of pure carbon, the in- 
variable residue of a light gas oil, 
are characteristic of the San Juan 



ditsrict, and I will challenge any 
old Pennsylvanian to distinguish a 
difference between the- lagunduS 
and San Juan sandstone. I do 
not want to be too obtimistic, but 
I am confident that there could 
not be a more favorable district, 
judging from all indications, for 
the finding of an oil with a para- 
fine base in the State of Califor- 
nia, than the San Juan country. 

"I have actually found seepages 
of a light green oil coming out of 
the shales and sand rock on sev- 
eral of the streams to the south of 
the town of San Juan. This oil is 
very volatile and evaporates 
quickly from the surface of the 
water in the streams giving off a 
strong petroleum odor and leav- 
ing a residual ' deposit of a white 
waxy character, unmistakably 
proving that the base of this oil is 
parafine. 



FOR LEASE and FOR SALE 



Land in the Kettleman Hills, 
being three-quarters of section 12, 
one quarter of section r3, one-half 
of section 14, one-quarter of sec- 
tion 22, township 23 south, range 
r8 east; also south half of section 
26, township 21 south, range 17 
east. Part of this land is for sale 
cheap, the balance will be leased 
for a term often years as oil land. 
For further information address, 

J. S. LUDINGTON, 
Selma : : : Cal. 



Railway Men's Oil Company] 

of Los Angeles 

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Entrance to Ferndale Ranch, Santa Paula, Ventura County, California. 

The property of the Ferndale Petroleum Oil and Development Company and on which it is immediately to commence operations, is 
located and situated upon the beautiful country seat of A. C. Dietz, and known as Ferndale, and familiar to all inhabitants of Southern Cal- 
fornia. It is five miles northwest of Santa Paula the center of the oil district of Ventura county, and comprises 6oc acres. All around it 
are the producing oil wells of the Union Oil Co., Capital Crude Oil Company of Los Angeles, Pacific Coast Oil Company, Eureka Oil Com- 
pany, Fortuna Company, Jones Oil Company, Buckhorn Company, Star Oil Company and many other private wells. The wells of these 
companies are all located on lands adjoining the property of the Ferndale Petroleum Oil and Development Company, and surround it on 
all sides. On the land of the company are some of the best oil indications to be found in the district, and while this property was purchased 
by Mr. Dielz twenty years ago, it has never been developed for oil. The company has been capitalized for $100,000, divided into 100,000 
shares of $1.00 each, Mr. A. C. Dietz is president and Mr. Charles jj- Cushing is secretary. The office is at 222 Sansome street, San Fran- 
cisco. 



WHAT OIL IS DOING. 



What the Oil Industry Has Done 
for Los Angeles. 

The following letter from the 
Los Angeles Mining Review shows 
what the oil industry is doing for 
the southern metropolis: 

Los Angeles, Mch. m, 1900 

It was a stock saying a few 
years ago: " You cannot do any 
manufacturing in Los Angeles; 
you have no fuel." I wonder if 
one person in a thousand of the 
population of Los Angeles ap- 
preciates the amount of manufac- 
turing there is here now, or ever 
pause to think why? 

Take a ride some afternoon 
down east Third street, and see 
the new plant of the Globe Mills, 
The Pacific Pipe Works, over on 
East First street, the new build- 
ings recently erected for the Los 
Angeles Lithographic Co., the 
works of the Los Angeles Soap 
Co., covering several acres — en- 
tirely destroyed by fire less than 
two years ago, now the largest and 
best equipped plant of its kind 
on the Pacific Coast, the Union 
Iron Works, the plant of the W. 
H. Perry Lumber Co., covering 
part of two blocks, and the Thomp- 
son & Boyle Pipe Cyanide plants. 
Go down to Aliso street to Maier 
Zobelein's brewery, they have 
built in addition every few months 
for the past three years. Go across 
the river to the Los Angeles Metal 
Works, where they will make you 
any kind of a tin can that you 
wish- See the new buildings 



going up for the Southern Califor- 
nia Packing Co. Back from Macy 
street is the plant of the Cudahy 
Packing Co. Then come up to 
the Plaza and go straight out 
North Main street, and it is ma- 
chine shops, founderies, brass 
works, all the way, among which 
I may mention the Fulton Engine 
Works, the Llewellyn Iron Works 
who have built a large addition the 
past year, the Wool Scoitring 
plant, the Lacy Manufacturing 
Co., and Oil Burning and Supply 
Co. Over to your left on Buena 
Vista street are the Baker Iron 
Works, covering twice the ground 
they did two years ago. 

From there you see the oil wells, 
and with them you have the fuel 
question settled. Three barrels of 
oil equal to a ton -of coal, oil at $1 
a barrel, no limit to the amount of 
oil. Oil all over Southern Calfornia. 

Look, then, at thegiowthof man 
ufacturing here during the past 
three years, all due to oil. The es- 
tablishments I have here mentioned 
will give some idea ofthat growth. 
From San Francisco comes a similar 
story of prosperity. Our oil is 
going to help the people of that 
city the same as it is helping us. 
Manufacturing has just commenced, 
but watch it grow. 

F. B. Warner. 



For Sale. 



Two Second-hand Standard Drilling 
Machines, three Second-hand Standarp 
Oil Country Drilling Rigs, 

CHARLES W. DOWNES, 

6821 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 



OIL AT BOLINAS. 



Marin County Now Experiencing 
An Oil Boom. 

A dispatch on Monday from San 
Rafael, the county seat of Marin 
county, stated that some San Fran- 
cisco capitalists passed through that 
city last Saturday from the town 
f Bolinas, where they have been 
investing in some oil property. 
They had some experts with them 
and after a thorough examination 
of the country adjacent to Bolinas, 
decided upon purchasing the same 
and putting up a plant. 

For many years past coal oil has 
been known to exist at Bolinas, as 
indications could always be traced 
upon the ocean beach and on the 
lands of Charles Lauff, but no one 
had courage enough to make a 
thorough investigation. Coal has 
been discovered, but nof in suffi- 
cient quantities to pay. On Dus- 
berry Reef gas can be found com- 
ing up out of the ground, and 
when the tide is out it can be de- 
tected issuing out of the rocks of 
the reef a quarter of a mile from 
shore. During the summer season 
campers go out on the reef at low 
tide and put a match to different 
places. The resulting blaze illum- 
inates the whole valley and re- 
mains burning until extinguished 
by the incoming tide. The place 
where the new company is going 
to begin operations is adjacent to 
W aterhouse property . 



Subscribe for the Pacific Oil 
Reporter. 



For Lease & For Sale 

Kern County Oil Land 

Northwest of McKittrick. 

TERMS EASY 



Wanted — Men to contract to 
drill one or more wells. 



Richardson Land Co. 

Tulare, Cal. 



Drillers Wanted 

Persons desirous of contracting 
for the sinking of oil wells on Im- 
perial Oil and Development Co.'s 
lands in Fresno and Kern coun- 
ties, can obtain full particulars 
by applying at the office, 

624 Emma Spreckles Building, 

927 Market Street, S. F 



Prodncing Oil Properties. 

THE Mc CARTHY CO. 



James P. McCarthy President 

E. Avery McCarthy Secretai y 

j66 MARKET ST.. SAN FRANCISCO. 



When you want to swear goto 

LEE D. CR4IG 

Notary Public and 
Commissioner of Deeds 
36 M> ntgomery St. 

bet. California 

and Pine San Franciscos 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



THE BIG PANOCHE TANK. 



A Section Destined to be a Large 
Oil Producer. 

F. B. McKevitt, president, D. P. 
Hocking, secretary, and G. W. 
Crystal, one of the principal stock- 
holders, paid a visit to. the lands of 
the Home Security Oil Company 
Limited, last week, and on the re- 
port of the expert decided that 
they owned some of the best oil 
land in Fresno county. The com- 
pany owns 1240 acres in townships 
12, 15 and 16-12, in what is known 
as the Big Panoche Tank. This 
territory, if the indications and ex- 
pert report count for anything, is 
destined to become one of the 
greatest oil producing fields of the 
state. 

The Home Security Oil Company 
Limited, intend to start develop- 
ments at once. Judging from the 
land they own and the men at the 
head of the company, it is sure to 
become one of the leading oil com- 
panies of California. 

This territory known as the Big 
Panoche Tank, includes the oil 
lands extending south from Big 
Pouoche creek to the Cantaur and 
west from six to ten miles. 

A great many oil rigs are in 
course of erection in this locality. 
The .Silver Creek Petroleum Com- 
pany have one of the finest rigs at 
work, and are down 500 feet in the 
black shale the whole distance. 

The Fresno-Alpha Company 
have their derrick almost completed 
and are about ready to bore; they 
have just finished a road to their 
land at a cost of $2400. 

The great Northern OilCompany 
have just contracted for a road to 
their land at a cost of $1600, and 
will commence developments at 
once. 

The Artesia Company is hauling 
derrick lumber and a boring outfit 
to their land. The Gilt Edge Com- 
pany are also boring in this lo:ality. 

The Home Security, Fresno-Al- 
pha, Great Northern and Artesia 
Companies all own land in a basin 
at the head of Toomey Gulch, in 
townships 16-12 and 15-12, which is 
one of the most remarkable pieces 
of oil land, and if the opinions of 
experts are verified, which, from 
the indications seem certain, this 
Big Panoche Tank will be surprise 
oil producer of this state. 



jets are not required and the 
burner acts simply and is easy to 
operate. The burner is about the 
size of a large orange cut in half, 
and is located in the center of the 
part in the stove where fuel 
is burned. A sheet of tin is 
placed over the ordinary grate so 
as to close the draft, and beyond 
this no changes in "the stove are 
necessary, with the exception of 
a small hole in the back or side of 
the stove where a small pipe con- 
nects the burner with a gallon 
tank located above, placed usually 
on a shelf near the stove. 

The heat is generated not from 
the burning of the crude oil direct, 
but from a gas which is generated; 
from the crude oil, and which burns 
readily. The heat is intense and' 
perfectly regular. A stove. heated 
by crude oil used in this burner 
bakes to perfection. There is no 
smoke, absolutely no soot, and no 
smell. If the burner is used to its 
full capacity in a.large stove it will 
consume a. gallon of crude oil in 
five hours, and if burned slowly a 
gallon of oil will last from eight to 
nine hours. A. gallon of crude Oil 
costs about 5 cents, so that if a 
stove is used eight or nine hours a 
day the entire fuel bill will not^x- 
ceed $1.50 a month, which means a 
great saving. The burner and 
tank with pipe connections, cambe 
placed in any stove at a cost not to 
exceed $5. So far as is known 
this is the only burner which meets 
every requirement of the case. 

Mr. Williamson, the inventor, of 
the burner, has applied for a pat- 
ent wbich:is now pending. 

The burner can be seen at any 
time in actual operation at the 
plumbing establishment where-M-r. 
Williamson makes his headquart- 
ers at 312 Turk street, in this city. 

Oil men, and those interested in 
the line of stoves should visit Mr. 
Williamson at his place of busi- 
ness and examine for themselves 
the merits of his new and valuable 
invention. Mr. Williamson uses 
oil which has a gravity of about 
twenty-eight. 



Oil for Stoves. 

Some time ago the Pacific Oil, 
Reporter published the following 
extract from an exchange: 

The inventive genius of some one will 
some day confer a great benefit upon 
California where fuel for domestic pur- 
poses is scarce and high-priced, by devis- 
ing a contrivance that will burn crude oil 
successfully in ordinary stoves. There 
are now burners in existence, but they are 
unsatisfactory, combustion not being per- 
fect. Too much soot forms. The burn- 
ing of oil in furnaces is attained by steam 
jets, but steam under pressure of course 
cannot be used in households. The fu- 
ture burner must act without steam and 
must be simple and easy to operate. 

It can now be definitely stated 
that all the requirements as above 
set forth for successfully burning 
crude oil in ordinary stoves has 
been met. 

Mr. J. D. Williamson has on ex- 
hibition at 312 Turk street, in this 
city, a sample burner which meets 
every condition for the using of 
crude oil in an ordinary stove. 
The combustion is perfect; there 
is no soot, and no smell even of 
kerosene can be detected. 



The Bi£ Panoche. 

Work is proceeding as rapidly 
as possible on the two wells in 
Panoche Valley. and on the two at 
Coalinga. Some unavoidable de- 
lays have been experienced on 
account of the nonrarrival of ma- 
chinery, but otherwise the work 
has proceeded rapidly. The strata 
through which the drills have gone 
all show unmistakable signs of oil. 



REJYIARKSOF J.M WRIGHT 



Contra Costa Oil. 



A number of oil men have re- 
cently been carefully examining 
the oil indications of Contra Costa 
county, with the result that a num- 
ber of companies will soon be 
organized to commence the work of 
active development immediately. 
Expert de Miranda and others 
have given this portion of the state 
a thorough examination during the 
last two weeks, and pronounce the 
indications for oil as good as can be 
found in any other district; the oil 
is light and has a parafine base and 
is well adapted for refining pur- 
poses. Thomas Gilbert, Jr.,. an ex- 
perienced oil man, has given 
this district great attention for a 
month past;. and has the greatest 
faith in its oil possibilities. He be- 
lieves that in a year it will be one 
of the best producing districts in 
California, both as regards the 
Stem I quantity and quality of oil. 



Before Executive Committee of 
California Miners' Association. 

As is well known, the Commissioner of 
the General Land Office has issued orders 
suspending the disposition of a large- por- 
tion of the public lands in Southern Cali- 
fornia — -where it is claimed on the one 
side by the so-called "scrippers" that the 
land is agricultural, but where they are 
very diligently engaged in boring wells 
for cil; and where, it is claimed on the 
other side by bona fide locators- for oil 
that the lands are oil lands. So tbes e 
lands are withdrawn temporarily from, 
the operation of the various Congressional 
statutes for the disposition of public lands, 
so far as the Commissioner has the power 
to do that. Just exactly what legal status 
his action has placed these lands in, I am 
not able to state at a moment's notice. At 
any rate he has undertaken to suspend 
the operation of the land laws on those 
various tracts. The mere statement of 
this fact presents to the mind a vast num- 
ber of difficulties in- the/way of reaching 
any good result, any finalgood result from 
th". Commissioner's action standing by it- 
self. At once it raises the question: Has 
he a right to prevent any man from going 
upon that land? Has he, as Commission- 
er, a. right in conformity with the laws of 
the United States, to prevent any man 
whether "scripper" or oil locator, from 
going upon that land and making a legal 
location upon it according to its character? 
iHas he the power to do this? Merely to 
state this question suggests an answer; 
and it certainly suggests that this suspen- 
sion can last but a short time, and that 
■when it is removed something must be 
ready to take its place, or the difficulties 
that have already been encountered down 
there will once again confront every man 
who wants land in those regions, and more 
difficulties besides. It is to meet that 
very situation that this bill was form- 
ulated, 

Mr. Winchell informs me, however.that 
in the San Joaquin Valley the greater 
portion of the people seem to think the 
action of the Commissioner has accomp- 
lished all there is to be done; whereas, as 
I have just suggested, it has only cleared 
the way for more definite action. This it 
has done, and if we can get this bill passed 
so that the oil miner can go and make his 
location, that is, mark out his boundaries- 
and then have time to discover his oil 
I think the oil man will have a fair show- 
that he will have, in fact, just about all he 
has a right to ask for. 

The question as to what shall constitute 
reasonable diligence is a question that 
must be settled by Congress. Inthe Tun- 
nel Act it is settled so that a suspension 
of work for six months will forfeit a claim* 
It wasforthis reason that we adopted the 
period of six months. It was not because 
;t was the judgment of the committee — 
the joint committees — that it should 
necessarily be six months, bnt because 
Congress has already, familiarized itself 
with the idea that six months is a proper 
limitation in cases of theTdnd. 

Now I would like to see the California 
Miners' Association, as well as the Petrol- 
eum Miners' Protective Association, rouse 
up to the importance of this great ques- 
tion. Mr. President, I assert without fear 
of successful contradiction that in the 
pear future it will be seen that the ques- 
tions, that are being raised by the oil dis- 
coveries in this state are of infi in itely more 
importance to the people of California than 
the questions that have been raised in the 
past, and in all the past, by the discover- 
ies of gold. No man who has looked into 
this subject but knows that this industry 
will be of -proportions not merely great 
but stupendous. I challenge any gentle- 
man here who has not looked into these 
matters, to spend one day, or as long as he 
may please in the Kern River district, or 
the McKittrick, or the Oil City or the 
Sunset district, or any of the great oil fields 
of this -state. And when he goes an 
-makes a candid investigation, he will ad 



m ; t on his return that his incredulity has 
vanished, that he is paralyzed with as- 
tonishment at the magnitude of this in- 
dustry in its infancy. Mr. President, from 
all the information I - have been able to 
gather, theoil industry of California prom - 
ises to surpass in magnitude the oil in- 
dustry in the East, as the great trees here 
supass in size the saplings in the front 
yard of your home in "the States." lam 
not over-stating this matter. It is a thing 
of the utmost importance, and we should 
do all in our power to have these ques- 
tions settled by the passage of this law 
and at this session of Congress. Agent 
should be appointed and kept at Washing _ 
ton. I am quite sure that the oil miner s 
of Southern California are willing to pay 
the expenses of an independent agent, or 
rather, of an agent to co-operate with the 
representatives of this association. I am 
quite sure — Mr. Winchell, am I mistaken 
[a thinking that your association will send 
a representative? 

Mr. Winchell — No, sir. 

Mr. Wright — Then if the representa- 
tives of these great , assoeiatians, holding 
asthey do a great power in this state, will 
co-operate in the passage of this bill, it will 
certainly be passed, and- all of you in the 
near future will understand the very grave 
reasons why it-Should be passed, and the 
great- good it will accomplish. 



The Monarch Oil Co. 

This company has acquired title 
to 1280 acres of splendidly located 
land in the Sunset district, and 
will begin operations at once. It 
is incorporated under the laws of 
Arizona, which prohibits the ass- 
essment of stock. The officers 
and directors are: E. -H. Aigeltin- 
ger, ex-supervisor, president; Chas 
F. Kapp, of Kapp and Street, rst 
vice-president; W. A. Miller, pres- 
ident Hay and Grain Association, 
2d vice-president; W. C. Carpenter, 
Old Gold Mining Co., secretary; 
Jos. H. Scott, tax collector, treasur- 
er; A. Ruef, attorney and I. E. 
Segur attorney. Office room 629 
Parrott Building, San Francisco. 



The Sterling's Success. 

The development work so far 
made by the Sterling Oil and De- 
velopment Company on their 
choice holdings in the Kern River 
district, has been signally success- 
ful. Weil No. 1 has been drilled 
to a depth of about 610 feet, and 
for the last fifty feet they have 
been, and still are, in a very rich 
grade of oil sand. This well is be- 
ing pushed to completion, and will 
without doubt, be a heavy pro- 
ducer when finished. Taking into 
consideration the great possibil- 
ities of this company, and the 
progressive yet conservative na- 
ture of its management, there 
must be:tnany smiling faces among 
its stockholders at the bright out- 
look for a speedy and substantial 
increase in the value of their hold- 
ings. 



Petroleum Center. 

Yesterday the Petroleum Center 
commenced drilling on -well No, 3 
in 28, 28-28. Work will goon con- 
tinuously until the well is finished 
Well No. 2 in this section is fin- 
ished, and the company is now fig- 
uring on a pumping plant, which 
will.be in readiness for work by 
the time well No. 3 is finished. 
Well No. i, on section 8, 28-28, is 
capped and will be pushed down 
to primary oil sandassoon as work 
on section 28 is further along. 



If you want to buy oillands, lease 
qr promote oil companies, call on 
A. Barieau, Oil Land JExpert.Room. 
J 505 Call Building. 



REPORTER 



THE LONDOV 



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ntinucd from page 

of the company, and to thii 
no unnc> • ic will b 

Mimed by the management i:: 
pleting the equipments and com- 
mencing acth 

ently 
secured lands adjoining some of 
the land- of the London 
pany. each o( whirl) i- preparing 
as rapiill mence 

active operations upon their re- 
live properties as soon as the 
necessary machinery can be pi 
in position. 

A portion of the lands of the 
*- Ion >»il Company adjoin 
the property of the n> > • 
mous Fresno- Alpha Oil Company 
whose stock had such an unprece- 
dented sale, and who expect to 
have oil by May i, 1900 Mr. O. 
A. Lane, the .Secretary of the Lon- 
don Oil Company, is also the sec- 
retary of the Fresno Oil Company, 
and it was very largely through 
liis untiring energy and efforts that 
that company had such wonder- 
ful success in selling stock. There- 
fore the directors of this company 
have every confidence that the 
stock will meet with ready sale. 
and within 60 days will have 
machinery on the ground ready 
for active operations. 

IMPORTANT FACTS 

hirst — This company is capital- 
ized for only §700,000 on 6000 
acres of fine oil land. 

Second — 280,000 shares are set 
aside as treasury stock, or 40 per 
cent of the whole. 

Third — Oil already discovered 
on adjoining territory by Union Oil 
Company. who have now completed 
four wells andjare boring the fifth. 

Fourth — Stock non-assessable, 
all stockholders share alike, no 
preferred stock and no assessments 
All receipts from the sale of stock 
will be used for the purchase, 
equipment and development of said 
lands. 

Fifth — No officers of this com- 
pany draw pay until dividends are 
declared, except the secretary. 

Sixth— Nine companies are now 
preparing to sink wells in the 
same township on lands surround- 
ing our property. 

Seventh — Since May, 1896, over 
600,000 barrels have been shipped 
from the Coalinga District, fully 
60 per cent of which has been 



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gushers. Title perfect Address 
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The Bachelors- 

T. A. Bell is now in Kern county 
at the well on 20, 27-28, which is 
down about 500 feet, and is being 
drilled very rapidly, with no delays. 
Indications of oil are very abund- 
ant, and the company confidently 
expects to make a strike at a rea- 
sonable depth. 



The New Hope. 

W. E. Dennison reports that 
drilling on well No. 2 of the New 
Hope is progressing rapidly. The 
drill is now down 225 feet, and no 
sand has been encountered such as 
delayed work on No. 1. The New 
Hope is in 29., 27-27, and the prog- 
ress of this well is being watched 
with great interest, as it is the pio 



ROPES 



Late Kern New - 
The rig: the spur 

up the river have been 
practically secured, there 011'. 
maining the signature- of two 
land own. ure and these 

willing to sign, but li 
Dl absent. 

C P. ISurk- of the Has Cil 

company, is in Kern to get opera ........ «t 

lions started on the company- Vt Il^t ' 

holdings which lie in a direct line 
about midway between McKit- 
trick and Sunset. 

After going through thirty feel 

of oil and tour of clay the Monte 
Cristo on 5, jq 28 on Monday got 
into very prolific sand. 

Uncle Sam on 35, 28-27, is begin- 
ning with 12 inch stovepipe which 
will be continued down .1- far as 

possible. 

The P011 11 company laid the 
foundation on Monday lor a der- 
rick on the east half of the south- 
east quarter of 14, 28,27-9. 

A cave in has compelled the 
Cantua company to case almost 
from the start. A Stockton com- 
pany has a good rig on section 2, 
28-27. 



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We take pleasure in announcing that the Sterling Company struck oil in well No. 1, on 
■Monday, March 19th, at a depth of 464 feet, and the well is now being pushed to completion. 
jTheoil sand pierced was very rich and the well will, without doubt, be equal to, if not of 
superior capacity, to the heavy producers of the Kern River Oil District. 

! A Limited Number of Shares at $1 Per Share 

Will be sold from the Treasury Stock for the purpose of increasing our developing plant. 
We offer a legitimate business proposition for conservative investors, and court a thorough 
investigation. Prospectus and maps for the asking. 



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Telephone Red 1751 



Directors: W.S. Gage, President: J. A. Bunting, Vice-President; J. C. Hampton, 
W. K. Masten, H. H. Blood. Wm. Ellery. Secretary-Treasurer. 



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PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



Pacific Goast Oil News 

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN OIL IN VARIOUS PARTS 
OF THE STATE. 



COLUSA. 
The Herron Oil Company of Los 
Angeles, which is operating in Co- 
lusa county, has returns from a re- 
finer to whom a quantity of the 
product had been submitted. All 
but 6 per cent of the oil was found 
to be a natural lubricant. An an- 
alysis of the oil by reliable chem- 
ists, gives the following results: 
Light machine oil, 16 per cent; 
gravity, 20; engine oil, 40 percent; 
gravity, 16; cylinder oil, 41 per 
cent; gravity, 10.5 ; asphaltum, 
3 per cent; original gravity, 11.5. 
The cylinder oil stood a fire test of 
600 deg. The products of this oil 
when separated by refining, are 
said to be worth 70 cents per gal- 
lon, or about $40 per barrel. The 
well will be drilled so as to reach 
the lower stratum of oil sand. 

The Home Oil Co.'s new well 
No. .5 has struck a large seepage 
of gas, which gives hopes of 
another "gusher" soon. 

The big oil tank for feeding the 
Santa Fe engines is in place. It 
is built on a foundation of strong 
timbers. The oil will be brought 
to it on cars and pumped into it by 
means of a steam pump. 

The directors of the Selma Oil 
Company held a meeting Tuesday 
at the company's office in Selma 
and levied an assessment of $60 
per share on . the subscribed cap- 
ital stock to be used in furthering 
development work. The company 
is boring on a new well with flat- 
tering prospects, and at a depth 
now of about 700 feet. 

'The territory of the Callena Oil 
Co., or a portion of its lands at 
least, are soon to be developed. 
The Calena has leased 160 acres 
or one-third of its holdings, to the 
Mendocino Oil Company. The 
latter company lately obtained a 
loan of $25,600 from the Equitable 
Life Insurance Society of New 
York, issuing to said Society as 
collateral therefor $75,000 worth 
of the company's stock, and with 
this money development work will 
Soon be commenced. 

FRESNO. 

Four hundred and eighty feet 
drilled with a $150 outfit without 
casing and struck oil! How's that 
for a record, you who seek to so 
manipulate the market that you 
can obtain your thousands with 
which to operate? But that is 
what the Gilt Edge Oil Tank and 
Development Company has done. 
Last Sunday night Jesse Wotton, 
president, and William Mack, one 
of the directors of the company, 
left for the well, as they had heard 
v a rumor of a strike. They returned 
on the Owl and reported that the 
rumor -was true. John Morley, the 



head driller for the company, came 
back with them and is highly 
elated over the prospects. This 
company is operating in the north- 
east quarter of 18, 16-13, and is 
surrounded by other companies, 
which are drilling or will soon com- 
mence to do so. Among these the 
most prominent is the Cygnet Pe- 
troleum and Development Com- 
pany on 34, 16-14, the Fresno Oil 
Tank Company on 26 and 36, 16-13 
and 6, 17-14, the Little Aberdeen 
on 8, 17-13 and the south half of 
2, 16-12, and the Pacific on 22, 16-13. 
These are all within what is known 
as the "oil tank," and the chances 
are that they all will strike good 
flows of oil. The strike has proved 
conclusively that Kern river and 
McKittrick are not the only places 
where a well can be sunk cheaply 
and with satisfactory results. — 
Fresno Democrat. 

KEEN. 

The Reed company has a new 
well on 14, 

The Peerless wells are to be re- 
perforated. 

The Sterling is having some 
trouble with heaving oil sand. 

The Brown company has passed 
through the water sand and is in 
blue clay. 

H. H. Schultz has taken up the 
work of deepening the Barker 
ranch Pioneer well. 

The Petroleum Center on 28, 
28-28 is now bailing No. 1 and 
is putting up derricks 2 and 3. 

Messrs. Doheny, Canfield & 
Chanslor have organized three 
companies bearing their respect- 
ive names to operate on 20, 28-28. 

The Cantua Company began 
drilling on Tuesday of last week 
on the ~B,y 2 of the NW^ of sec- 
tion 14, 28-27, J ust two weeks from 
the day upon which the first work 
was done on the rig. 

S. F. Leib, the San Jose attor- 
ney, has secured a lease of Miller 
& Lux's Templor ranch in 29-20 
and has formed a company to ex- 
ploit it. The company is arrang- 
ing for early work. 

The Sacramento No. 1 has been 
bailed night and day for a week 
without lowering the oil be- 
low a point 300 feet from the 
bottom. Between sixty and 
seventy barrels were lifted out 
daily. 

The San Joaquin company has 
perforated No. 3 on section 5, 28- 
29, has nearly completed No. 4 and 
is down 350 feet on No. 5, It has 
two wells on the Means ranch ten 
acre tract and is preparing to sink 
more. These are shallow wells, 
less than 300 feet deep. 



Pumping has proved the Comet 
weli, on 4, 29-28 to be an eighty 
barrel producer. 

Chanslor & Canfield will soon 
begin operating on the NJ^ of the 
NW^ of section 30, 28-28, ground 
leased from the Gray Eagle. 

' A carload of casing has been re- 
ceived by the Bakersfield Oil Com- 
pany, and its Standard rig is ex- 
pected to arrive within a few days. 
The well on 12,29-28 will then be 
sunk deeper. 

It is said that Sunrise City, the 
Easton-Eldridge boom town two 
miles from the Jewett & Blodget 
wells, where the new road will 
terminate, is already numbered 
among the dead things. 

J. B Treadwell has five finished 
wells on 3, 29-28, and two more 
about completed. He will keep on 
boring until he has many times 
that number. The wells now pro- 
ducing average about forty barrels. 

The amicable settlement of the 
differences between the Petroleum 
Development and Chanslor, et. al., 
on 18, 28-28, will result in both 
parties beginning operations soon 
on their respective holdings. The 
injunction suit was disposed of on 
Monday last. 

J. B. Treadwell is sand pumping 
four wells on his property at Mc- 
Kittrick and will greatly increase 
his output there very soon. At 
present he is shipping nearly a 
carload of oil a day. In the Kern 
River district he has started wells 
6 and 7, which will be pushed 
to immediate completion. Well 
No. 5 was finished a few days ago. 

W. L. Hardison who purchased 
a half interest in the Lovell White 
sections, acted merely as the repre- 
sentative of the Uncle Sam Oil 
Company of Los Angeles to which 
the purchase will soon be transferr- 
ed. Under the terms of an agree- 
ment entered into with A. G.New- 
ton the company will assume en- 
tire charge of the operations on 
the lands and as the first move, the 
location of the rig on 1, 29, 27 is 
being changed to 35, 28-27 where 
it will be started drilling at once. 
The attempt to reach oil on 1, 29- 
27 is abandoned, temporarily, at 
least. . 

In the early days of the oil ex- 
citement a local paper in reporting 
the discovery made by W. E. Tib- 
bet, sinking with a hand rig on 26, 
28-28, made a typographical error 
and located the strike six miles to 
to the west in 26, 28-27. Had this 
been true it would have shown 
that the land lying between that 
point and the Elwood discovery 
was in the belt, and as the report 
was accepted as true it gave value 
to the intervening territory. One 
quarter section was purchased at 
$100 per acre on the strength of 
the error. At the time this land 
was miles away from an oil well, 
put now it has several upon it, and 
is surrounded on three sides by 
good ones. 



The Reed Company has finished 
two other wells. Its pumping 
plant on 38 is not yet in operatian. 

The Giant has finished perforat- 
ing its well at McKittrick and be- 
gan sand pumping. The oil rose 
several hundred feet in the casing 
during the noon hour on Thursday 
of last week, and when bailling 
was resumed at the rate of a barrel 
every five minutes it continued to 
rise, gaining thirty-five on the 
pump before evening. 

A chunk of iron was recently 
thrown by some evily disposed 
person into the well of the King 
Bee company on 2, 28-28. A week 
or so was occupied in trying to 
get the obstruction out but it still 
remains in the bottom of the hole, 
and the members of the company 
think they will have to statt in a 
new place. 

The Grace Oil Company, gener- 
ally known as Newton, Carman & 
Somes, has the distinction of own- 
ing the first well in the Kern River 
district to discharge oil by itself. It 
is not a gusher, but there is force 
enoughfrom below to raise the pe- 
troleum to the surface. Occasion, 
ally it spills over. The casing is 
not more than half perforated yet- 

Steven, Stephenson & Stuttman 
have been operating on the line 
between 31 and 32, 28-29, f° r the 
White Range and the Rio Bravo 
companies. A fourteen-inch well 
was started and the intention is to 
sink as deeply as the hole can be 
driven, unless oil is encountered 
at a less depth. This pioneer 
work will be watched with great 
interest as upon its success or 
failure the value of a large tract of 
supposed oil territory, depends. 

The Sunset Company has elect- 
ed a new board of directors as fol- 
lows: E. O. Miller, W. C. Am- 
brose, I. O. Lovejoy, L- Dewitt 
and J. Goldman. There is no lh> 
tie confusion arising from the sim- 
ilarity of the name of this com- 
pany and the works of Jewitt & 
Blodgett, many people concluding 
that the latter is the Sunset com- 
pany. On the contrary, said com- 
pany was formed more than ten 
years ago, with its principal place ; 
of business in Tulare. Later its 
lands were leased to Jewett & 
Blodget for a term of years and 
the lease has ten years yet to run. 
The Sunset company has not been 
directly engaged in developing its 
property, Jewett & Blodgett hav- 
ing that work in hand. The latter 
firm has many acres of oil land in 
its own right, the Sunset interest 
and lease being but a part of the 
whole. 

The Mammoth company after 
going 1000 feet on 22, 28-28 has 
thrown up the undertaking as a 
bad job. A slight showing of oil 
was found at a comparative slight 
depth, but the rest .of the way was 
through warm sulphur water says 
the Californian. It is becoming 
more firmly the opinion of oil 
men that there is a break or an 
abrupt dip in the strata along a 



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-tinning n 

well will be put di 

north of this line to test the 
territ' 

kin 

The Cresent Oil ( 
tinned drilling I time and 

ills' 

The Avenal <>il Compai 
building n tine graded road to its 
property through Tar Canyi n. 

The Raven Pass Oil Company, 
in the Kettleman district (section 
has completed its der- 
rick and will be ready to begin 

drilling in a few da 

The Virginia well in the McKit- 
trick district is reported to have a 
prolific flow of thin oil after pene- 
trating the oil sand to a depth of 
too feet. 

The Alpha Land and Oil Com- 
pany has leased a quarter section 
of its 800 acres of land in the Ket- 
tleman district to a San Francisco 
oompany, which expects to begin 
drilling within ninety days. 
Tnere are three wells on adjacent 
lands — the Oceanic. Iowa and Es- 
peranza — hence it is in the best oil 
territory of the district. 

A few days ago Eldorado No. 1 
broke loose and flooded everything. 
The tanks all ran over and much 
oil was wasted. This well is now 
believed to be the equal, if not the 
superior, of any yet struck in the 
McKittrick district and is rated at 
400 barrels. It is freaky, though, 
and probably will continue to be 
until an inner casing is inserted to 
take the place of the present one, 
which is hopelessly ripped. 

J. H. Bryan and J. E. Viney made 
a trip to the Kern county oil fields 
last week, returning Saturday 
morning. They found work at the 
White City suspended, pending 
the decision of the government in- 
spectors as to whether the land is 
mineral or agricultural. They vis- 
ited the Raven Pass Oil Company's 
property on 22, 26-17 in '^ e Ante- 
lope district. They found the rig 
up and nearly ready for drilling. 
They also visited the property of 
the Tres Sieritas, on 13, 25-18. 
Their well is down ninety feet, and 
the prospect is excellent. Also 
visited the Sierra Company's prop- 
erty, on g, 25-19, and found work 
temporarily suspended, awaiting 
the arrival of tools. The St. Law- 
rence Company, on 12, 23-16, are 
boring, and have struck a small 
flow in the first oil sand. 

The Western Oil Refining Com- 
pany, of which Rudolph Spreckels 
is one of the heaviest stockholders, 
has partially suspended the active 
development work which has been 
in progress on its property, over in 
the Kettleman district, for several 
months past. The company estab- 
lished what is known as "White 
City" over in the hills, and was 
putting up several drilling outfits 
at different places in the hills. One 
rig was all ready to begin drilling, 
and could have been down several 
hundred feet by this time, but 
drilling was not started and a good 
part of the men in the employ of 
the company have been discharged. 
Wells were to have been put down 
at different places in the hills, 
which would no doubt have shown 
where oil is, and is not to be found, 



and the company had pier.' 
al to carry its plan~ 

a conclusion. Be.- 
een anno; 

jumpers and it 

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Th< and Development 

Company has let the contract for 
drilling its first well. 

The Wellington company 
a production of about 

1 day from its 13 wells. 

The Westlake company is down 

over 30O feet in well No. 20, about 
50 feet of which is in oil sand. 

The Uncle Sam Company struck 
the oil sand in its ninth well 011 
Monday. No. 10 will be drilled 
immediately. 

The Wilson Company recovered 
its tools from well [3 last Satur- 
day evening and work has com- 
menced on well No. 14. 

The Oceanic Oil company has 
begun pumping from its gusher 
into the new tank. The derrick 
has been completed for another 
well about 50 feet west of the 
flowing well. 

The Los Angeles Railway Com- 
pany has commenced on a new 
well just north of the Oceanic's 
Xo. 1. Just above this the rail- 
way company is down 700 feet 
on its No. 19 and about 500 feet 
on 20. 



1. YV. 

1 the 
e Jr., 1' and >; uu plica- 

are inten l '" n was made tor a lease of the 

com the S. 
claim ha V V. I ^ ment. 

lent pi The fust we!; week applicrtion was ma 

sunk thirty-live feet when oper- lease the Hall Ct, and an- 

atioos ceased owing to further ad- otherof the same made 

rikiug a this week. Tortious ol the Blxby 

rock. There is an oil seepage in andHoyl ranches have been leased 

this well. The company is now and Wednesday A. 11. Koebig and 
sinking three and one-half feet two other gentlemen went up the 
from the first well. Santiago canyon on a tour of in- 

spect!. .11. Nearly every tract of 
Oil developments in the South- land in the foothills has been ex- 
em end of this county are as- ainined for indications of oil, but 
suming a lively aspect. Daily no one will really know what is 

under the surface at any given 
point until borings have been 



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A porphry shell 25 feet thick 
has been encountered by Daggett 
& Fletcher at a depth of 300 feet 
in the well they are putting down 
on G. YV. Burton's lot in the Nob 
Hill tract. After the shell came a 
hard clay formation. A stroug 
flow of gas gives much encourage- 
ment. 

The Oceanic company will put 
down another well on the Nob 
Hill tract not far from the one 
which showed up so well last Sat- 
urday. When the extra casing 
was' pulled from the latter well the 
oil ceased flowing. It will prob- 
ably become an average producer. 
This company is spudding for No. 
:, in the Sisters' Hospital tract. 

Adams Bros, have commenced 
drilling well No. 2 for B. M. Davis 
of Chicago, east of the Brptist 
College, where Clark and Sherman 
abandoned a well recently. Mr. 
Davis's first well has been given 
up on account of a crooked hole, 
but he has contracted with Adams 
Bros, to drill fifteen wells in that 
vicinity. Some say this crooked 
hole well belongs to the Hovey 
company. Adams Bros, will drill 
eight wells on their own account 
on the hill above the Davis prop- 
erty east of the college. 

MONTEREY. 

Persistent rumors circulate that 
flowing oil has been struck in sev- 
eral wells near San Ardo, San Lu- 
cus and King City, but they are 
unreliable. All actual strikes of 
flowing oil are being kept silent. 

Oil has been sunk on the Alvar- 
ez place in the Peach tree section. 
An office and two large buildings 
are in course of construction and 
lumber is on the ground for der- 
ricks. A large boiler is lying at 
King City to be put in place on 
this claim. 

Among other claims in the Peach 
Tree section are the Rough and 
Ready, Peach Tree, Shearer and 
Modoc, in whtch J. N. Besse, C. R 



man} strangers arrive upon the 
scene of activity from all parts of 
the State. The prospects tor an 
abundance of oil says the Index, 
are excellent, many wells already 

producing in small quantities now. 

It is impossible to secure satis- 
factory information of the extent 
and value of this new field, owing 
to the determination of those al- 
ready there who are taking advan- 
tage of the opportunity to secure 
all oil claims possible before tin- 
rush commences. 

The Monterey Oil Development 
Company controls nearly 5000 
acres, located principally in Mon- 
terey county, but also has property 
in the Panoche district of San 
Benito county, and in the Coalinga 
oil fields of Fresno county. The 
company is putting up a standard 
rig in Monterey county, and ex- 
pects to commence drilling opera- 
tions before the middle of the 
month. The indications for an 
early strike of oil are very favor- 
able. 



made.— Orange Post. 



SAN [.IIS OBISPO. 

Another drilling outfit has been 

sent for to operate on the Porter 
ranch. It will be located to tap 
the oil How struck last week at 442 
feet at a depth of 1000 feet or more, 
company is so confident now 
that oil in paying quantities exists 
on their lauds that they are eager 
to perforate every toot of it or 
find it. 

The Union Oil Company has 
moved its plant to Olohan & 
Brown's land at the_old Stanley 
crossing just" east oftown. 

SANTA BARBARA. 

The Duquesne Oil Company 
last month shipped fifteen carloads 
of oil from Summerland, and 
would have run the total up to sev- 
enteen but for the breaking down 



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OF SAN FRANCISCO. 
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Capital Stock $100,000. Divided into 100,000 Shares, Par Value SI each Sty's 

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We have acquired title to the southeast quarter of section 26 \f& 

township 23 S, of range 17 E-, M. D. B. & M., in Kings ^ 

county, California, Kreyenhagen Oil District, on the oil belt §|| 

The Kreyenhagen company eight miles northwest of us ,?|| 

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OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS— L. B. McMurtry, President; H. H. 
Barlow, Vice-President; E. W. Kay, Secretary and Manager; Crocker- 
Woolworth Bank depository; J. R. Hitchcock, I. T. Bell. 

Office, PARROTT BUILDING, "HSu'SS?*- 

825-855 Market street. San Francisco. 






Drilling 



Standard and Portable 







DRILLING TOOLS 
FISHING TOOLS 
CABLE and OIL 
WELL SUPPLIES 



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Of Every Description 

Manufactured by the 

Machine 



I St. Louis Well, TrSSt Co. 

I St. Louis, Mo. 



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PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



of- the- machinery. 

No. 12 well of the Southern Pa- 
cific oil wharf at Summerland was 
measured Thursday evening and 
showed an average of no barrels 
in twenty-four hours, after having 
been pumped four days since per- 
forating. This is the same well in 
which- an oil pocket was struck a 
couple of weeks ago and which 
pumped over a hundred barrels a 
day for several days. Later it be- 
gan to show evidences of water 
and the lower sand was plugged 
off and the well perforated in 
ninety feet of fine sand above. 

SAN JOAQUIN. 

The supposed oil belt that lies 
around the town of Tracy is to be 
thoiougly inspected, and State 
Mineralogist Cooper will make an 
examination. A large lot of land 
lies in the vicinity, and if it is oil- 
bearing it will be a great thing, for 
it is worthless for any other pur- 
pose. 

SAN BENITO 

J. E. Whitson, of Sehna, return- 
ed from his trip to the Panoche, 
Silver Creek and Val'icetos oil 
fields and reports activity in each 
district. He investigated several 
properties in which he is in- 
terested which has kindled his 
faith in the future of the fields. 
He says many rigs are at work 
and every indication points to an 
early strike. 

Wanted. 

A promotpr or a number of par- 
ties to organize an Oil Company 
to develop 80 acres of Patented Oil 
Land-- in the Coalinga district, 
Fresno- county. Address: Owner, 
this-office. 



NEW INCORPORATIONS^ 

The following articles of incor- 
poration have been filed with the 
Secretary of state: 

The Liberty Oil Companj. Principal 
place, of business, L,os Angeles. Direct- 
ors— O'C Ainsworth of Passadena, J H 
LapMam, W G Baylie, W A Hays and J 
F Jones of Los Angeles. Capital stock, 
$300,000; subscribed, 165,000. 

The Independent Oil and Development 
Company. Principal place of business 
Fresno.- Directors— G A Hare, D S Ew- 
ing, WE Chinock, J L Carson and A Al- 
brect of Fresno. Capital stock, $100,000; 
subscribed, 163,725. 

The Dodson Oil Company. Principal 
place of business, Los Angeles. Directors 
— D Elsworth, J F Fosma and J W Kemp, 
of Los- Angeles, R W Kemp and D R 
Clay of San Pedro. Capital stock, $300,- 
coo; subscribed, 1500. 

The Minerva Oil Company. Principa 
place of business, Los Angeles. Direct 
ors— Charles Eaton, J H Simms, N B 
Grosty, E C Hine and R T Hickcox of 
Los Angeles. Capital stock, $50,000; 
subscribed, $25. 

The Edison Oil Company. Principal 

placeof business, Passadena. Directors 

H Fisher, J H Fisher, A S Auchinelaus, J 
S Terrance, F C Bolt, J B Miller and W R 
Staats, of Redlands. Capital stock, $250,- 
000; subscribed, $70,000. 

The-Pennsylvania Oil Company. Prin- 
cipal place of business, Los Angeles. Di- 
rectors—I N Richards, C C Harris, R E 
Muncy, J M Brown, of Los Angeles; WH 
Townsend and C S Belows, of Long Beach. 
Capital stock, $250,000; subscribed, $3,5. 
Sure Shot Oil Producing Company 
Place of business, Reedley. Directors- 
John Fairweather, J E Sales, A Gosliuer, 
C Oudley and C M Gulfield, all of Reed- 
ley. Capital stock, $100,000; subscribed, 
$64,000. 

Glenn County Oil and Coal Company. 
Place of basiness, Willows. Directors— 



H B Elliott, H W Walker, W H Winter, J 
D Danner and J A Apperson, all of Wil- 
lows. Capitalstock,$25o,ooo; subscribed, 
$1(50,000. 

Ventura Consolidated Crude Oil Com- 
pany. Place of business, Los Angeles, 
Directors— L Germain, A B Bust, M Mark- 
liam, E M Potts and H Gray, all of Los 
Angeles. Capital stock, f 1,000,000; sub- 
scribed, $5oo. 

North Whittier Oil Company, Place of 
business, Los Angeles. Directors — I W 
Hellman, J F Sartori.T E Newlin, W W 
Neuer, R' N Bulla, C F. Payne, WH Cook. 
Los Angeles, and H R Lacy, Passadena. 
Capital stock, $200,000; subscribed, $100,- 
000. 

Hicks Oil Company. Placeof business, 
Visalia. Directors — E Richardson, E H 
Perkins, H C Woodward, F Tessnian, E 
Dudley, B Hicks, J Franz and J K Yoak- 
man, Visalia, and C B Howell, Los An- 



OIL DIRECTORY. 



Leading Companies Now Operat- 
ing in California. 



A NACONDA OIL CO. 
Capita* 



$500,000 

103,000 shares at $5 
Location, Fresno county. 320 acres, section 26, 
township 21, south, range 15 east, M D M. 

Officers; J S Inglis, president; S Goldsmith. sec- 
retary; J DBeggs. C H Men-ell, F Horswall and 
L Siessinger. 
Office: 7 and 9 Battery st., San Eiancisco. 



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MERICAN FUEL OIL CO. 



Capital $100,000 

100,000 shares at $i 

Location Los Angeles county. 

Officers and Directors, Geo. Easton, president; 
Geo. W Henderson, vice-president; W L Valen- 
tine, secretary; George D Eastou, 3L,eon Phipps. 
Office 63S Market street San Francisco. 



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UCKHORNOIJ, & TRANSPORTATION OO. 



Washington Petroleum Company. 
Place of business, Hanford. Directors — 
T T Ramsay, F E Howe, C A Kimble, H 
K Wright, H E Kerr, R J Hudson and J 
H Viney, all of Kings county. Capital 
stock, $200,000; subscribed, $160,000. 



Producers 5 Oil Exchange. 

LA 1 EST QUOTATIONS 

NAME, BID ASKED 

Anaconda Oil Co 45 50 

Barker Ranch Oil Co 1 15 1 i-> 

Big Panoche Oil Co — t 00 

Blue Goose 17 50 zo 00 

Bucki.orn 3 85 4 to 

Burlington 300 

California ,. 

Caribou — 75 

Cholame Valley 

Consolidated Oil&Devel. Co. 25 

Dominion 45 

Home Oil 3 60 3 75 

Monterey i — 25 

National 6 25 

New Hope , . , . 70 

Northfield, _ 

Oakland Oil and Gas Co — 

Parkfield 

Peun. Con ■ 

Petro Center 35 

San Joaquin Oil&Devl'mt . . 1 05 

San Luis 5 co 

Shamrock 70 go 

Stella Oil Co 55 55 

Sterling _ D0 

S.Lawrence. 

West Lake 1 00 

Vukon Crude Oil Company 1 25 1 40 



Stock Sales. 

The following were the stock 
sales in the new Producers' Oil Ex- 
change in the formal sessions held 
for the week ending Wednesday, 
April 6: 



Capital $200,000 

100,000 shares at $1 

Location. Ventura county, 150 acres two miles 
south of Buckhorn. 

Officers — Martin I W Smith, president; Wor- 
thingtou Ames, secretary; F L Forreston, AM 
Allen and George B Merrill. 

Office; 801 Montgomery street, San Francisco. 



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ARKER RANCH OIL CO. 



Capital $200 ,000 

200,000 shares at $i 

Location, Kern county; Barker ranch, 1100 acres 
in sections 4, 5, 6, township 29 south, range, 29 
east. 

Officees — n Samuels, president; Frank Koenig, 
secretary: J Dalzell Brown, T G Crolhers, and M 
V Samuels. Office, 123 Kearny street, San Fran> 
cisco. 



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ONTEREY OIL DEVELOPMENT CO.. 



Capital $1,000,000 

1,000,000 shares at $1 each. 

Location of lands: Coaling.i oil fields, Fresno 
county, 160 acres;- Panoche oil fields, San Benito 
county, 160 acres; Monterey county oil belt, 4280 
acre2. 

Officers: Dr J L Roberts, president; J B S Malt- 
by, vice-president; J F Moore, secretary; D J 
Houghton, treasurer; Bank of Monterey, deposi- 
tory. 

Office at Monterey City, Cal. 



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EWHOPE OIL CO. 



Capital .$100,000 

100,000 shares at $1 

Location, sections 11 and 29, township 27 S R 27 
east, M D M, Kern county. 

Officers: C R Splivalo, president; W E Denni- 
son, secretaay; C B Stone, C S Laumeister, H Du- 
tard, Thos Bishop and J W McDonald, 

Office: Room 45, 5th floor Miils Building. 



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EWHALL OIL AND DEV. CO, 



Capital $500,000 

500,000 shares at $1. 

Location: 5227 acres in a tract eight miles east 
and west and one mile wide on northerly slope of 
San Fernando range; on boundary line between 
Ventura and Los Angeles counties, 

Officers: George A. Newhall, president; Henry 
J. Crocker, vice-president; E. W. Newhall, secre- 
tary; Henry G. NewhaJl, consulting engineer. 

Office: 307 Sansome street, San Francisco. 



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IL BASIN PETROLEUM CO. 



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IG PANOCHE OIL CO. 



Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5. 

Location Merced and Fresno counties; 18S0 
acres in township 13 south, range 10 east; 160 
acres in Coalinga district. 

Officers — B Frank Hand; president; B Chaney, 
secretary; C Morrison, treasurer. 

Offices— 411 Adams Bldg., 216 Kearney, street, 
San Francisco, Laughlin bldg, Los Angeles. 



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ACHELORS' Oil, CO. 



Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at $1. 

Location, 1460 acres Bakers&eld and Sunset. 

Officers: S F Barstow, president: W I Pixley. 
1st vice president; Tyree A Bell, 2d vice-president; 
Ambrose Harris, secretary: H L Gear, attorney; 
Germania Trust Co., treasurer, 

Office, 612 Examiner Building. 



BONANZA KING OF OIL CITY, 
tion. 



CORP OR A- 
Capital $150,000 

Location, 320 acres, Coalinga. 

Officers and Directors: R M Hotaling presi- 
dent; Sylvain Salomon, vice-president; Fred T 
Kuewing, secretary; London and San Francisco 
Bank, depository; Alex Heymann attorney: Robt. 
C Bolton, J E Byrne, H G Meyer. 

Office, 207 Montgomery street, San Francisco. 

Telephone Main, 5775. 



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EAR STATE Oil, CO. 



Anaconda 


250 at 


55 


#137 50 




2uo at 


55 


no 00 




300 at 


55 


165 00 




150 at 


55 


82 50 




300 at 


55 


165 00 




300 at 


55 


105 00 




150 at 


55 


82 50 




300 at 


55 


165 00 




300 at 


55 


165 00 




150 at 


55 


82 50 




400 at 


50 


200 00 




400 at 


45 


180 00 




200 at 


45 


90 00 




200 at 


50 


100 00 




300 at 


50 


150 00 


Barker Ranch- 


—150 at 


1 15 


172 50 




100 at 


1 15 


115 00 




200 at 


1 15 


230 00 




75 at 


I 15 


86 25 




100 at 


1 15 


115 00 




250 at 


1 15 


287 50 




50 at 


1 15 


57 50 




100 at 


1 15 


115 00 




100 at 


1 T 5 


115 00 


Caribou 










25 at 


70 


17 50 




100 at 


70 


70 00 




100 at 


So 


80 00 




25 at 


70 


17 00 




5oat 


70 




Home Oil 










100 at 


3 6 5 


365 00 




100 at 


3 65 


365 00 




10 at 


3 65 


36 50 




100 at 


3 60 


360 00 




150 at 


365 


547 50 




3° at 


3 65 


109 5o 


San Joaquin 


100 at 


3 60 


360 00 










200 at 


1 05 


210 00 


Stella 


1 00 at 


105 00 


1 05 


Yukon 


100 at 


55 


55 00 




600 at 


1 25 


75o 00 




100 at 


I 25 


125 00 




100 at 


I 25 


125 00 



Capital $200,000. 

Location, Fresno county. 

Officers — Chas. Owens, president; S. Aspland, 
secretary; Geo. Buecker, treasurer; P. B. Nagle, 
Jr., attorney. 

Office, 916 Market St., room 53. 



pYGNET PETROLEUM CO. 

Capital $150,000 

50,000 shares at $3. 

Location — Fresno county. 

Directors— Chas. L Fair, J. C. B. Hebbard, Chas. 
J. Hegg^rty, Chas. A. Lee, John C, McElroy. 

Office— s6i Parrott Building. 

Tel.— South 184. 



QENTURY OIL CO. 

Capital $500,000 50,000 Shares at $10 

Location, 2080 acres, comprising South % of Sec- 
tion 22; all of Section 26; East % and Northwest 
\i of Section 27; all of Section 28, Townships 
South, Range 13, M. D. M. 1120 acres, being 
Agua Caliente Tract of the Salcipuedes Rancho, 
Santa Cruz county. 160 acres, Lots 13 and 14, Sec- 
tion 6, Township 21 South, Range 10 East, M. D. 
M., Coalinga District. 

Officers. Charles L. Pierce, President; W. E. 
von Johanusen, Secretary; John Alexander and 
Ludwig Schuuemauu (Hamburg), Wra. Hall, 
(Portland.) 

Office: 220 California street, San Franciseo, 
Rooms 5 and 7. European office: 64 Kaiser Wil- 
helm sirasse, Hamburg, Germany, Portland 
(Or.) office: 40 Washington Building. 

Write us for particulars. Shares $1.50 each. 



Capital $6oo;oo 9 

60,000 shares at $10. 

Location: 160 acres in Kettlemnu Plains, Kings 
county, 

Officers: J H Moore, president; C C Curtis, 
vice-president; L A Prusso, secretary; ENPrusso. 
treasurer; F K Bowden, trustee. 

Office- 67 No. First street, San Jose, Cal. 



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RIHNTAL OIL COMPANY. 



Cr.pital $100,000 

ioo,coo shares at$i. 

Location: SH% Sec. 26, Twp. 23 S., R. 17 E., 
Kings county, Kreyenhagen Oil District. 

Officers: L B McMurtry, president; H H HaT- 
low, vice-president; E W Kay, seretary and man- 
ager. 

Office. Room 506 Pa rott Bldg., San Francisco. 

T)ETROLEUM CENTER OIw CO 



Capital $500,000 

500.000 shares at$i.oo 

Location: Kern county. 640 acres in section 8, 
township 28 south, range 28 east, 20 acres in the 
SEK of section 28, same township and range, and 
80 acres in section 13, township 29 south, range 28 
east. 

Officers— Alexander Ramie, president; E. F. 
Beck, general manager; A. J. Stratton, secretary; 
H. M. McKinney, Chas. Teague. 



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EX CRUDE OIL COMPANY. 



Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5 

Location, Los Angeles county. 

Officers and directors: Henry J Crocker, pres- 
ident; Wendell Easton, vice-president; W S 
Armstrong, secretary ; F W Sumner, E W Ruh- 
you, George W Henderson, H F Bulwer, Geo. 
Easton, J L Rathbone, C S Benedict. 



"VTUKON CRUDE OIL CO. 

Capital $250,000 ' 

100,000 shares at $2.50 

Location, Los Angeles county, 

Officers and directors: Henry J Crocker, pres- 
ident; Wendell Easton, vice-president; W S Arm- 
strong, secretary; Prince A Pouitowski, EW Run- 
yon, C S Benedict, Geo. Easton, Jno F Merrill, F 
W Sumner and Geo W Henderson. 

Office 638 Market street, San Francisco. 



pQUITABLE OIL CO. 

Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5. 

Locat,ou: Kern county: SouthweFt \i of section 
1, township 25 south, range 17 east, M D M. 

Officers: Chas Bone, president; J H Sayre, sec- 
retary; Eugene de Sabla, M A Christesen and R 
C Atkins. 

Office: 405 Montgomery street, room 5. 



FERNDALE PETROLEUM OIL AND DEV. 
CO. 

Capital - $100,000. 

ioc.ooo shares at $1. 
Location: 600 acres, five miles northwest of 
Santa Paula, Ventura county. 

Officers: A. C. Dietz, president; R. E. de B. 
Lopez, vice-president; Charles H. Gushing, secre- 
tary; Frank Euch, treasurer. 

Office: Room 21, 222 Sansome street. San Frau- 
cisco. 



BARKER RANCH 
Oil Company 

Holds a twenty-year lease of the 
whole of the well-known Barker 
Ranch in 4, 5, 6, 29-29, bounded-for 
2^ miles on one side by Kern 
River. 

The Bakersfield oil territory has 
already proven one of great size 
and rare richness of sand, and de- 
velopment is rapidly moving near- 
er and nearer to this property. 

The Pioneer well in the middle 
of it, is down 405 feet and a seep > 
age of oil has already been en- 
countered. 

CAPITAL - - - $200,000 

Size of Holdings, 1120 acres. 

Title U. S. Patent. Treasury 
stock for development purposes 
alone for sale at $1.15 per share, 



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/^■REAT NORTHERN OIL CO. 

Capital {600,000. 

600.000 shares at $i. 

location: Controls 1280 acres at the junction of 
the Coalinga and Union iol belts, Fresno and San 
Benito counties. 

Officers: Hon. W. J. Westerfield, president; W. 
B. Deunison, secretary and treasurer. 

Office: 783 Market street, San Francisco. 



DIRECTORS 



President 

Vice-President 

Secretary 

T- G. CROTHEBS, 



U. SAMUELS 

J. DALZELL BROWN 

FRANK KOENIG 

MAURICE V. SAMUELS 



—OFFICE AT- 
KOENIG'S 123 Kearny St. 

SAN FRANCISCO. 






>RTER. 



San Francisco & Mckittrick 
OIL COMPANY. 



ut three 

miles north wi Mckittrick 

mile from 

the largest well in the district. 



A limited amount of stock is now 
offered at $3.$o per share. 



Will mail prospectus if desired, 



H. U. MAXFIELD. Sec'ty. 
K' -'iii \. Fourth Floor Mills Building 

SAN PRANCISCO 
Telephone Red ;• 



I. Zcllertech I C. Zelle rlnich. A. Zelterbach 

A. ZELLERBACH & SONS 

THE PAPER HOUSE. 

416, 418, 420, 422, 424, 426 
Sansome St.. - San Francisco. 

Paper and Paper Bags, Twine 
and Supplies of every description 
incidental to the trade. 



Wc carry the Largest Stock. Our prices are 
Jv|uitable. 

Tel. Main, 1133. 



Fine Printing 



If vou need a 



Prospectus 



Circular 



Folder, Etc. 



CALL AT THE 



Pacific 
Oil Reporter 



318 Pine Street 





BARKER RANCH 
Oil Company 

Controls the whole <>t the famous 
Barker Ranch in sections 4-5-6-29-29. 
consisting of over eleven hundred acres 
(patented) bordering on 

KERN RIVER, 

Near Bakersfield. 



DIRECTORS 



President 

Vice-President 

Secretary 

T- G. CROTHEPS, 



D, SAMUELS 
J. DALZELL BROWN 
FRANK KOENIG 
MAURICE V. SAMUELS 



The Directors believe that Oil will be found 
in quantity and at no great depth. Treasury 
stock is being sold to insure adequate capital for 
extensive development of this very large holding. 
Listed on CA LIFORNIA OIL EXCHANGE. 

Prospectus on request at office of Secretary, 



KOENIG'S 123 Kearny St. 

SAN FRANCISCO. 



Capital Stock. 



60,000 shares 
Par value, $10.00. 



Board of Directors — J H Moore, 
President; C C Curtis, vice-presi- 
dent; LA Prusso, secretary; E N 
Prusso, treasurer; F K Bowden. 
trustee, 



Commercial & Savings Bank, San 
Jose, Depository. 



Incorporated Oct. 3, 1899. 

NEW HOPE OIL CO. 

Capital $ioo,ooo 
100,000 Shares : : at $1.00 



This Company owns 1280 acres of patented land, 
sections 11 aud 29, township 27 S, range 27 east. 
M. D. M., Kern Co. California. 



C. R. SPLlVAXO, Italian Paste Co., 307 Battery 
St,. San Francisco. 

C. S. Ladmeister, Flour Mills, 184 Mission St., 
San Francisco. 

H, Dotard, Wholesale Grain and Commission 
Merchant, 125 Davis St., San Francisco. 

C. B. Stone, Manager San Francisco Breweries 
Ltd., 240 Second St., San Francisco. 

Thos. B. Bishop, Attorney, Bishop and Wheeler, 
532 Market street, San Francisco. 

J. W. McDonald, President aud and General 
Manager City Street Improvement Co., Mills 
Bldg, San Francisco. 

W. E. Dennison, President Steiger Terra Cotta 
& Pottery Works, 1556 Market St., San Francisco. 



OFFICERS: 

C. R, Splivalo, President 

W. E, Dennison Secretary 

General Office, Room 45, 



A limited amount of stock for sale 
at $1.50 per share. 



Main Office 67 North First Street 
dose, Telephone Red 1963. 



OIL LAND FOR SALE 
or LEASE. 

T. H. CHANDLER, 

Room 3, Fourth Floor, Mills Bldg. 



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BEGGS&GUTTBR, 

240 Montgomery St. 

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Capital 100,000 shares, par value of $5. 
CrE J. W. TURNER President. 

Property located in Kern County, near Mc- 
Kittnck, and in Santa Clara County, near Alma. 

A limited amount of stock is now offered at 
$1.00 per share, payable in installments of 20 per 
cent, monthly. 

Will mail Prospectus if desired. 



FifthFloOP, Mills Building S. F. CHAS. F. BURKS, Secretary, 

I 321 Safe Deposit Building, San Francisco. 



Bovaird & Seyfang M'fg Co. 

MANUFACTURERS OF 

Stationary and Portable Boilers, Steam Engines, 

Iron Tanks, Rig Iron Outfits, Drilling and Fishing Tools 

And everything needed to drill and operate 

Oil, Gas & Artesian Wells 

Manufacturers agents for 

Tubing, Casing, Pipe Fittings, Valves Etc. 



Natural Gas Plauts a Specialty. Cable address, "Boang" A B C & Private Codes 

BRADFORD, PA., U. S. A. 



The Great Northern 
Oil Company^^ 

Controls 1280 acres at the junc- 
tion of the Coalinga and Union 
oil belts, Fresno and San Benito 
counties. 



Capitalized at $600,000, in 600,000 
shares, par value $1.00. 

STOCK INON-ASSESSABLE. 

A Limited INo. of Shares off Treasury Stock 
will be Sold at $1 per Share. 

Prospectuses furnished on appli- 
cation. 
Main Office, -- 783 Market St 

HON. W. J. WESTERFIELD, President 
W. B. DENNISON, Secretary and Treasurer. 

WISEMAN'S LAND BUREAU 

237 W 1st. street 

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COL. M M OGDEN 



An Interview With the Ixpcrt of 
the Produce™" Oil Ezchao^e. 

Colo, m m Ogden, Field 

she Producers' Oil Ex- 
change, in an interview this week 
with a representative of th 
CIFIC On. Kkporter, had tbi 
lowing to sa> about the California 

oil industry: 

The oil production of California 
is now about 4,500,000 barrels an- 
nually. This output is being in- 
creased very materially each 

month by the product of the new 
wells drilled to oil in the different 
districts. 

The question most frequently 
asked me. especially by capitalists 
and those interested or likely to 
be interested in oil investments is: 
"Is there not a possibility of over- 
production of oil in California?" 

The best answer to this question 
is to repeat the remark made to 
me a day or two ago by Mr. Chas. 
Canfield, of Chanslor ec Canfield, 
which firm is one of the largest 
holders of oil contracts in the state. 
He said: "If I had six times the oil 
product that I have at present I 
could' place it all inside of six 
hours." 

The consumption of oil is steadily 
increasing, and to my personal 
knowledge there are dozensof large 
consumers of coal waiting for an as- 
sured supply of crude petroleum 
before they change their furnaces 
from coal to oil burning. This 
state will never see the day when 
it will not be able to market its oil 
for fuel, gas-making, and the distil- 
lation of lubricating oils. 

There are two main oil belts ex- 
tending through the state, located 
on the eastern and western shores 
of ancient, pre historic seas. One 
of these produces a black and es- 
sentially fuel oil, and the other a 
green or gas oil. 

The gas oil ranges in specific 
gravity from 0.8805 to °-7777 or 3°° 
to 50 in the Baume scale. The 
lighter grades of green oil are util- 
ized for distillates and will be han- 
dled in the future for illuminating 
purposes. 

The black or heavy oil makes an 
ideal fuel, as has been proven by 
twenty years of experience in Rus- 
sia and in this country. 

In using oil as a fuel it is nec- 
essary to exercise considerable 
judgment, and to know what kind 
of oil as well as what kind of a 
burner to use, 

1 know of seventy different 
kinds of burners used in burning 
oil for fuel, and I have the specifi- 
cations of these. All of these 
have more or less points of dif- 
ference either in make, or in the 
manner of combustion. In burn- 
ing oil one must also take into care- 
ful consideration the specific grav- 
f.y of the oil, and the feed must be 



fully regulated in order : 
tain the highest efficiency. It 
would be folly and mean a grot 
:1 to feed nit oil ol 

teen degrees to twenty degrees 

Baume in the same manner as 
one would feed oil of a lighter 
specific gravity. 

The two oils, the black and 
green, lie almost in two parallel 
belts iii California extending on 

the west side of the San Joaquin 
valley ami running north and 
south into northern and southern 
California. There is likewise a 
similar condition on the east side 
of the San Joaquin more or 
less in evidence as is shown by 
the outcroppingS and geological 
formation. The east side of the 



large number of men 

ital some hailing from the 

from Califor- 

fornia. some representing them- 
selves and some representing linns 
and incorporations, but all making 

inquiries as to the opportunities for 

investment presented by the Cali- 
fornia oil industry. There is no 

doubt but that the Producers' Oil 
Kxchange will prove of vast benefit 
to the oil industry in bringing to- 
gether the producer and the con- 
sumer, and facilitating the invest- 
ment of capital in legitimate oil en- 
terprises. 

It is time that California capital 
awakened to the importance of this 
oil industry. It is true that while 
many far-seeing capitalists have 




Wells of the Sterling, Sacramento and Reed Companies cornering on sections 29 
31 and 32. township 28, range 2g, Kern County, Cal. 



valley, however, has not yet been 
prospected for oil as has the west 
side, where developments have al- 
ready been, and where by far the 
largest amount of the oil 
output of California is at present 
obtained. 

Within the last thirty days there 
has been a marked increase in the 
interest manifested by men of capi- 
tal in the oilindust y as an alluring 
and profitable field for investment. 
President Terrill of the Producers' 
Oil Exchange, tells me that he has 
received inquiries lately from a 



entered into the oil business and 
have reaped rich financial returns 
already, others have been too con- 
servative and are losing opportuni- 
ties which are fast being taken up 
by eastern capitalists, who are rap. 
idly appreciating the chance Cali- 
fornia gives for investments. 

It is my firm opinion that the 
next ninety days will see some 
surprising strikes in the oil fields. 
Many wells are now under way, 
and new derricks are going up on 
every side, and I am satisfied that 
many of these new oil enterprises 



will be wonderfully successful and 
and that the financial story of Oil 
City, in Fresno county, with its 
daxcling vistas of millions ahead) 
made ami not under prospect, will 
be told and retold again and again 
in new fields in the near future. 



Progress of Sterling 

Reports of the progress being 
made by the Sterling Oil and Ik 

velopment Companj in well No. i 
clearly demonstrates the great 
value of that company's property' 
This well is now down 660 feet, and 
in that distance over 1 25 feet of very 
rich oil sand has been passed 
through. As soon as it is finished 
it will immediately be sand-pumped 
for the purpose of getting its prod- 
uct into the market at the earliest 
possible moment. A second Stand 
ard rig will soon be put to work, and 
with two of them in operation both 
day and night, it will be a question 
of only a short time until the Ster- 
ing will be as noted for its produc- 
tion of oil as it has already become 
for its progressiveness and solid 
business methods. 




The Lomitas Oil Co- 

This corporation is organized 
under the laws of the Stateof Cali- 
fornia. The company has acquired 
title to a tract of 160 acres of valu- 
able oil land in the Coalinga dis- 
trict, three miles north of Oil City. 
This is one of the best producing 
districts in the State. The Lomitas 
Company's land has been examined 
by experts, who report that it pos- 
sesses the most reliable indications 
of the presence of oil. 

A pipe line for oil now extends 
from Oil City to the railroad near 
Coalinga, so that the cost of bring- 
ing the product from the wells to 
the market will be minimized. 
There is also an abundance of 
water on the land. The company 
is capitalized for $500,000—100,000 
shares at the par value of $5 each. 
The officers and directors are:G. 
E. Beach, president; Howard C. 
Holmes, vice-president; O. K. 
Cushing, secretary aud treasurer; 
C. A. Canfield, J. A. Fillmore and 
W. H. Martin. The Crocker- 
Woolworth National Bank is the 
depository. The office of the com- 
pany is room 16, 104 Sutter street, 
San Francisco. 



Wells of the San Joaquin Oil Co. in section 5, township 2S, range 28, Kern Co., Cal. 



Petroleum Center. 

Well No. 3, on 28, 28-28, is now 
down nearly to the oil sand, and 
General Manager Beck expects to 
strike the sand either today or to- 
morrow. The drilling of this well 
has met with no delays or obstacles, 
and as soon as this well is finished, 
which will be in a few days, the 
rig will be moved to No. 4, where 
the derrick is already up and wait- 
ing for it. 

Well No. 2 is finished and cap- 
ped, waiting forthe pumping plant, 
which will shortly be installed. 



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FRIDAY A.PRIL 13. 1900 



Scientists, particularly those fa- 
miliar with geol- 
An Inland ogy, especially that 
Sea of Oil. portion of it which 
relates to outcrop- 
pings and formations which indi- 
cate the presence of petroleum, 
assert that in their opinion a vast 
sea of oil underlies most of if not 
the entire San Joaquin valley. 

It has now been demonstrated 
by actual development that an oil 
belt extends from the lower por- 
tion of the San Joaquin valley, 
northward along each side of the 
valley. As the wells are drilled 
on each side of the valley toward 
the center of the valley the oil 
is still found in as great abund- 
ance as toward the edges of the 
valley; as a rule the wells reach- 
ing the oil at a greater depth as 
they are drilled out into the plain. 

Scientists assert that this oil is 
the result of the decomposi ion of 
vast quantities of animal matter 
that for an unknown period have 
been buried under hundreds of 
teet of superimposed alluvium. 

One of the main characteristics 
of the San Joaquin Valley as an oq 
district is that the rock strata un- 
derlying the oil deposits are almost 
flat, there being but little angle or 
pitch, so that the wells do not vary 
greatly in depth. 

There has been no practical dem- 
onstration made yet to prove the 
truth or the falsity of the assertion 
that the oil deposit wid be found in 
great abundance in the center of 
the valley, and will be reached at 
no place at a greater depth than 
3000 feet. This belief is held by 
many who have made a careful 
study of the geological conditions 
of the valley, and of the develop- 
ments already made. 

The Twentieth Annual Report 
of the United States Geologhal 
Survey, recently published, in 
speaking of the oil fields of Califor- 
nia, says; "The area of the unal- 
tered strata that in localities holds 
petroleum is estimated at 40,000 
square miles. The developments 
so far have generally been along 



the steep flanks of the anti-clinals 
in the canyons, where the structure 
is visible. There are no doubt 
large areas of productive strata 
covered up by the alluvium car- 
ried down into the plains. Deeper 
drilling will no doubt develop fields 
under the conditions of more gen- 
tle angles or dips that will be prolific 
and more lasting." 

A well 3000 feet can be driled 
and pumped successfuly. Hardly 
a well has been drilled 2000 feet 
in the State. In many districts 
a 500 foot well is regarded as a 
deep well, and jn the Kern River 
district today the average depth 
of wells yielding from 50 to 100 
barrels daily is but 800 feet. In 
other states and in other counties 
a 2000 foot well is not unusual, 
and the difficulties attended drill- 
ing in the San Joaquin valley 
would be regarded as infinitesimal 
in' almost any other field. 

If the opinion of scientists prove 
true, and if underlying the San Joa- 
quin Valley north and south, east 
and west, rests a great sea of oil, 
California will soon rank as the 
greatest oil-producing region in 
the world, and derricks will rise 
on thousands of square miles of 
territory that is now of little value 
even for grazing purposes, but 
every acre of which will yield a 
fortune to its owners and devel- 
opers in the black sea of oil that 
is now lying hundredsof feet be- 
low the surface waiting for the ad- 
vent of the rapidly approaching 
drill. 



-While there is undoubtedly 
more activity at 
Activity present in the 

In Other Fields. Kern county 
oil fields than 
in;the other counties where oil wells 
are being drilled, still there are 
other districts where the develop- 
ments n'-,w being made bid fair to 
bring them up to a place about 
equal with Kern county in point 
of production. 

This is especially true of Iresno 
county. Already famous on ac- 
count of its Coalinga district where 
are the wells of the Home Oil Com- 
pany, Chanslor & Canfield, the 
Coalinga Oil Company and other 
companies that have just reached 
the oil sand or are in process of 
drilling. Lately the strikes made 
in this district by the Caribou, the 
Oil City Petroleum Co., the Cali- 
fornia Oil and Gas, the Indepen- 
dence, Phoenix and other com- 
panies prove that the area of oil- 
bearing land is much larger than 
at first supposed. Already a ter- 
ritory has been developed of suffi- 
cient area to accommodate hun- 
dreds of wells, and as these yield 
at least an average of 100 barrels 
a day the output of the Coalinga 
district alone will soon equal the 
present output of the entire state. 
It is known that the oil belt west 
of Coalinga is also very prolific, 
and the country along the line of 
San Benito and Fresno counties 
is being watched with great inter- 
est as the drills of the Big Panoche, 



Fresno- Alpha.Dos Palos and other 
companies are rapidly working 
down toward the oil sand. If 
these wells strike oil, an oil terri- 
tory will be opened up as large if 
not larger than then Kern field 1 
while the oil will be of a much 
lighter gravity than the Kern 
county product and more easily 
handled. 



The Pacifib Oil Reporter in 
in its last issue, 



Pull Together 
And Then 
Go Ahead. 



rebukes its 
San Francisco 
brethren thus : 
There is more 
vim and enthusiasm among the oil 
men of Los Angeles in a week than 
can be found in San Francisco in a 
month. There the oil men pull 
together — producers, consumers 
and brokers — and each one seems 
interested in the other's success. 
Here there is too much apparent 
jealousy, and if some one seems 
likely to mate a penny others are 
ready to break up the deal if pos- 
sible. 

We do not know how just these 
censures may be, when applipd to 
the oil men, but we know that 
there has been too much of this 
spirit shown in the State. If a man 
comes to town and looks at A's lot, 
he finds B coming to him, as owner 
of the adjoining lot, to tell him that 
he will be cheated if he btrys A's 
lot. It is'the same with a mine, an 
oii well or a store. B thinks that 
he will sell his own property if he 
can break up the sale of A's prop- 
erty. Even long experience has 
not shown him that if the sale is 
broken up, the would-be purchaser 
does not invest in another property 
in the same district, but takes him- 
self and his money elsewhere. 

The way to make business is to 
further whatever business comes 
along. If you see Smith likely to 
make a good trade, don't say to 
yourself: "If I can spoil that trade, 
I can get that customer for myself." 
You can't do it. You can only 
drive him away, and help to 
give your place and yourself a 
black eye. Pull together, and re- 
member that if one man has good 
luck, he can't keep all the benefits 
to himself. The prosperity of a 
town or city is only the prosperity 
of the men in it, and every man who 
betters himself helps all the rest. 
Just remember that the next time 
you are tempted to break up a bar- 
gain. — S. F. Examiner. 



The Dos Palos. 

This company started its first 
rig to work on Wednesday of last 
week on the SEX of $% of sec. 8, 
25-11. The drill went down 35 
feet in the first five hours. The 
second rig is on adjoining ground 
in section 9, and will be put up 
in a few days, so that by May 1st, 
they will have two rigs going 
down as fast as possible. The 
land of this company is regarded 
as exceptionally good oil land. It 
is located near the Fresno and 
San Benito county line. 



Subscribe 
Reporter. 



for the Pacific Oil 



A REPORTED STRIKE. 



Rumor redits it to the Oil City 
Petroleum Company. 

There seems to be a great deal of 
uncertainty as to whether the Oil 
City Petroleum Company's well on 
the northwest quarter of 28, 19-15 
is a producer or not. While an of- 
ficial of the company has stated 
that no oil was encountered in the 
well, there is some doubt as to the 
accuracy of the statement for the 
reason that all the stock has been 
quietly gobbled up lately. 

When, a few days ago, the rumor 
was circulated that a good flow of 
oil had been encountered, and that 
pumping would soon commence, 
certain stockholders in town 
thought that they would invest a 
few more dollars in that company, 
but they couldn't find any stock 
that was for sale and then began 
to think that their stock was pret- 
ty valuable after all, although a 
few months ago most of them 
would have been willing to sell at 
a figure that would not now be 
considered by them. 

Recent development in the Oil 
City fields seems to be of a nature 
that will make those who have 
taken Fresno money and soaked 
it into Kern county fields, wonder 
why they didn't stay at home and 
spend their coin where it would 
have stood a better show of win- 
ning out than they ever did stand 
in Kern county. It is safe to say 
that the new well of the company 
mentioned is a good one, the be- 
lief being supported by the fact 
that it has ordered another derrick 
and will soon have two^at work?— 
Fresno Democrat. 



Los Angeles Oil Exchange. 

The report of the business done 
through the Los Angeles Ex- 
change in the month of March is 
as follows: 





No. Price 


Aver- 


Shares. Paid 


age. 


Uncle Sam. 10, 660 $8,057 75 


75 


Columbia. . 


28 6,050 00 


216 07 


Union 


202 8,080 00 


40 00 


Central... 


3,400 3,655 00 


1 04 


Westlake. . 


700 668 50 


95 


Fullerton. . 


1,150 630 75 


54 


Southern. . 


8,100 1,148 50 


l A 


United Pet. 


14 1,02200 


73.00 


Continental 


60 25 20 


42 


Wilson .... 
Total 


55° 253 .05 


1. 01 


24,564 $29,590.75 




FUTURES. 




Uncle Sam . 


. 1,600 1,17000 


73 


Continental 


100 45.00 


45 



26,264 $30,805.75 

PETROLEUM. 
1,650 bbls sold for 

$1,625 1,625,00 



97 



32,430.75 



SUMMARY. 

Total number shares 

sold, 26,264. 
Total price paid for 

above $30,805.75 

Tctal bbls. petroleum 

sold, 1650 
Total price paid for 

petroleum 1,625.00 



Total amount sales for 

March $32,430.75 



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OIL CLASSIFIED. 

Purity other Than tirat lt> the 
Baal* ot Claaaltlcation. 
The cla- ; has been 

subjected to important action by 
the Los Angi 'nge. 

The different degrees of gravity no 
longer count, the oil being cla- 
entirely.. purity. The re- 

port of the connnitl opted 

will be interesting for referen 
the Kxchaogc classification a ill no 
doubt be the standard fo«*«il South 
ern California. The recorumenda 
tions were as follow* 

First — That in view of tin 
that the great bulk of crude oil 
purchased between 12 and 1 deg. 
gravity is used as fuel oil. varying 
little in character except as to the 
gravity, we recommend that the 
classification of grades be made to 
refer only to the cleanliness of the 
oils, or the amount of water and 
sediment contained therein, and 
which can be ascertained by what 
is known as the gasoline test. 

Second — It is recommended that 
all crude petroleum dealt in on or 
off the exchange by members shall 
be graded into four classes, as fol- 
lows, ol any gravity between 12 
and 18 deg. inclusive: 

Grade No. 1 — Containing not to 
exceed 3 per cent, water or sedi- 
ment. 

Grade No. 2 — Containing not to 
exceed 10 per cent, water or sedi- 
ment. 

Grade No. 3 — Containing not to 
exceed 20 per cent, water or sedi- 
ment. 

Any grade containing above 20 
per cent of water or sediment to be 
graded as No. 4. and subject to a 
special contract between buyer and 
seller. 

Third — As to the gravity of oil, 
your committee does not consider 
that there is any great difference in 
the fuel value of petroleum be- 
tween the gravities-of 12 and 18 
deg., Baume, inclusive, of the same 
grade. Experience seems to have 
proven that there is a better fuel in 
the heavier oils, water and sediment 
being eliminated. 

Fourth — The gravity of oils is to 
be determined or ascertained by the 
use of the standard Baume scale 
for heavy liquids, at a temperature 
of 60 deg. Fah, proper allowance to 
be made for variation from this 
temperature. 

Fifth — The "gasoline test," as 
above referred to, is the adoption of 
the following method of ascertain- 
ing the percentage of water or sed- 
iment contained in crude petroleum, 
namely: To 50 or 100 partsof crude 
oil are added 50 or 100 parts of 
gasoline, for which we recommend 
as a covenient means of doing so 
the graduated "centimeter" tubes 
of glass on which are indicateddi- 
visions into 100 pares. The gaso- 
line and oil being well shaken to 
combine them, and submitted to a 
temperature not lower than 60 deg. 
Fah., during twenty-four hours will 
then show as a precipitation if any, 
the percentage of water and sedi- 
ment, indicating the grade or class- 
ification of the oil as above. 



THi. w 1,1 I GUSHED 

How an txpert Became Sri t lulled 
With an ON Well. 

It tiled that the 

deal has been consummated be- 

ite on the 

the one hand, and the 1 

In the Coaling* disti tedby 

\V 11 H Hail Wm. Graham 

and their associates, and Chanslor 

afield. The deal Includes all 

the properties of the California Oil 
and Gas Company, and Chanslor& 
Cantield. The price paid is said 
to tx I 1. An Eastern ex- 

pert named Hague, a man of treat 
experience and wise judgment in 
estimating the values of oil prop 
erties. has been busy the lost la>t 
two weeks for the syndicate exam- 
ining the land and the wells now 
developed. One of the Chanslor 
& Cantield wells had not flowed 
for a long time, and had been cap- 
ped for months. Last week Mr. 
Hague, in examining the wells near 
by, came to this capped well and 
asked that the cap be removed to 
permit of a thorough examination 
of the well. 

This was done, and when the 
cap was taken off Mr. Hague step- 
ped up and peered into the dark- 
ness of the ivell. 

Just then the well, which had 
not gushed for months, bestirred 
its dormant energies, and befo e 
Mr. Hague could step out of the 
way, sent up a column of oil which 
drenched him from head to foot, 
completely saturating a new suit 
of clothes, and in fact provingcon- 
clusively that it had oil in its 
depths, and plenty of it. 

How this -involuntary oil bath 
will effect the report Mr. Hague 
makes to its principals it is hard to 
state, but it provesone thing, which 
is that a well supposed to be no 
longer a gusher is able to renew its 
energies and produce as abundant- 
ly as ever. 



tor lease and for sale For Lease & For Sale 



nd m the Kettleman Hills, 
three quarters >n 1-. 

one quart) :i 13, one-half 

tion 14. one-i|Uart. 

Hon 2;. township -•;, south, range 
uth half 1 

26, township 21 south, range 17 
:l)is land is for Bale 
cheap, the balance will be leased I 
term often years as oil land. 

Por further information addn 



Kern County Oil Land 
rthwest of McKittrick. 

TERMS EASY 



Wanted Mi n 

drill one or more 



:itract 
wells. 



to 



Richardson Land Co. 

Tulare, Cal. 

Drillers Wanted 

Persona desirous of contracting 

for the Sinking of oil wells on Ini- 
perial Oil and Development Co.'s 
lands in Fresno and Kern coun- 
ties can obtain lull particulars 
by applying at the offic< 

lime*; Mcc.itciw PraMcnt 624 Kmma Spreckles Building, 

B, tver? McCarthy secrctmi ' r ■ 

j66 market st . san francisco. 927 Market Street, b. r 



J. S. LUDINGTON, 
Selma : : : Cal. 

Producing Oil Properties. 

THE Mc CARTHY CO. 



Home Security Oil Co. 



Incorporated under the laws of Arizona. 
Capital stock, $500,000 Shares - Par Value $1 00 

STOCK NON- ASSESSABLE. 



Oil Dividends. 

The Wilson Oil Company, Los 
Angeles, has declared its regular 
monthly dividend of 2 per cent, 
payable April 17. 

The Burlington Oil Company, 
Los Angeles, has paid its regular 
monthly dividend of 2 per cent. 

The Rex Oil Company, Los An 
geles, has declared a dividend of 5 
per cent, payable April 22. 



The Big Panoche- 

President B. Frank Hand has 
gone to Los Angeles, and on his 
way up will stop at Coalinga and 
Dos Palos to visit the rigs which the 
company has at work at these 
points. Operations are progressing 
very favorably, and the drills on 
th; four rigs are working steadily 
downward to the oil sand. 

C.C. Morrison and G. B. Chaney 
are now in the East on oil business, 
pnd will visit several large cities on 
the Atlantic seaboard. 



Diamond Oil Company. 

Superintendent Barlow has gone 
to McKittrick to erect derricks, 
buildings, and prepare for the ma- 
chinery which is expected from the 
east. The company has one rig 
coming from the East, and will also 
have another, if not two more, ob- 
tained here. The stock is meeting 
with a ready sale. 

\Vanted- 

A promotor or a number of par- 
ties to organize an Oil Company 
to develop 80 acres of Patented Oil 
Land in the Coalinga district, 
Fresno county. Address: Owner, 
this office. 



1240 acres patented land in Big Panoche Oil Belt. A limited num- 
ber of shares of Treasury stock will be sold at 25 cents per share for 
development purposes only. Prospectus can be had on application to 

secretary. 

President, F. B. McKEVITT. Secretary, D. P. HOCKING. 
OFFICE, 464 Ninth Street, Oakland, Cal. 

00000000000000000 000000000000000000000000000000000 

STOCK FOR SALE ! 



Western Oil and Refining Company 

Location White City, Kern County, Cal. 



40,000 Shares of Stock 

or any part thereof of the above-named company 



Price 3o Cents Per Share 



! OWNER 421 MARKET ST , ROOM 21 i 

! San Francisco. \ 

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Railway Men's Oil Company 

of Los Angeles 

CAPITAL STOCK $300,000 



Dividend paying stock.. Gilt edge property in the cele- 
brated NEWH ALL DISTRICT. Call on or address 

C. L. HAMMOND 

39T Parrott Bldg. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



The Independence- 

The directors and stockholders 
of the Indepencence Company 
feel justly elated over the recent 
developments in this valuable 
property. This well is located 
about in the center of section 28, 
in township 20, range 15. This 
section corners : on section 20, in 
which are located the Home Oil 
and Coalinga Oil Companies; also 
the Blue Goose, Mutual, Selmaand 
Phoenix companies, which last 



company also made an important 
strike of all within the last few 
days. A little to the west of the 
Independence Company is the 
Oil City Petroleum Company, 
which also has struck oil, and a 
little to the northeast is the Cari- 
bou Company which also has 
made an important strike. 

The Independence' Company 
went down a little over 700 feet 
without its being found necessary 
to put in any casing of any kind, 



and struck a very prolific oil sand 
at that depth, which they pene- 
trated just far enough to prove 
that they had struck a bonanza in 
oil. Two of the directors, Mr. B. 
A. Hayne and Mr. W, G, Griffith, 
left for the Coalinga field Wednes- 
day night. A perforated casing 
is now being put down, and, and 
when this is completed the direct- 
ors expect to have one of the most 
prolific wells in the district. At 
present the well is not flowing but 



it is believed that when the casing 
is put down and the oil sand pen- 
etrated to a greater depth the well 
will be equal in its product to that 
of the Blue Goose of Home Oil Co. 
The strike of the Independence 
Company is important as it shows 
that the oil belt extends at any 
rate sonth and east from section 20 
and also proves that it is not nec- 
essary to drill to such a depth as is 
required in section 20, where well 
No. 4 of the Home Oil Company is 
now down 1500 feet and is expect- 
ed to have to go at least 1600 feet 
before the oil sand is reached. 



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to return the tirst of next 

Well No. ii ol the Buckhorn 
el and the 
drill is still in the oil sand through 
which they have penetrate, 
feet. HOW much deeper rW- 
will go cannot Ik.- determined. The 
well, at anv rate, nt the'p 
time st a fifty-barrel pro- 

ducer, and is the best well the 
Buckhorn Compan) has yet struck. 
This oil contains over 80 per cent 
lubricant, and is re( is ex- 

tremely valual 

Within the past two weeks two 
new well have been struck at Los 

Angeles by the Los Angel 

and Transportation Company at B 
depth of about 500 feet. The w ells 
will produce about twenty barrels 
each daily. 






land it 
on tin 



nd well will be drilled east, and :• 



Railway Men's Oil Co 
The Railway men of California 
don't propose to be sidetracked 
for want of oil. A corporation bear- 
ing the above title has two pro- 
ducing wells on its property in the 
Xewhall district, is paying divi- 
dends and in a very prosperous 
condition. The stock is not ex- 
clusively for railroad people, but 
open toeverybody. A branch of- 
fice has been opened in the Par- 
rott building, room 16, where maps 
and prospectus will be furnished 
on application. A monthly divi- 
dend declared April 5, will be pay- 
able the 15th inst. 



ted t> 

California Consolidated 

Tli 
the SB quart* 1 

range ninteen ea-t ilea: 

Thispropert) is between 
the Selma Oil Co's big wells and 
Mr M M Ogden, the 
expert of the Producer's * » 1 1 l\ 
change, in his report speaks en- 
thusiastically of this district. An- 
other line piece of property owned 
by this company is in 28, J 1 -*. Kern 
River District. Capital Stock - 
000, 500.000 shares at f 1 each. Offi- 
cers and Directors: S. F. Mien, 

president: P. M. Hopkins, Nice- 
president: F, McRae. secretary: 

Jay P. llaitcr, Superintendent and 
Treasurer; Office 11 Montgomery 

street. San Francisco. 



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The Virginia 

Secretary C. H. Phillips is justly 
proud of the Virginia, one of the 
companies in which he is inter- 
ested, and which is operating on 
section 20, 30-22. This well is now 
down 1 100 feet, and is the deepes. 



Home Security. 

This company, incorporated un- 
der the laws of Arizona, is com- 
posed of prominent Alameda coun- 
ty business men. They have pur- 
chased 1240 acres of land in the 
Big Panoche oil district, and have 
ample capital to begin operations 
at once. 

The president of the company, 
Mr. F. B. McKevitt, the Vacaville 
capitalist, ,\ ho has just returned 
from the front, is very enthusiastic 
over the land, and declares it to be 
the policy of the Home Security 
Company to begin an aggressive 
campaign as soon as machinery can 
be placed on the ground. 



Messrs. Allen and Hopkins, pres 
ident and vicepresident respect- 
ively, of the California Consolidat- 
ed Oil C.mpany, leave this after- 
noon for an extended trip to the 
oil fields for the purpose of thor- 
oughly inspecting and investigat- 
ing their property in the Coalinga 
district and in the famous town- 
ship 28, 28-28. 



DRILLING 

Sand Lines, etc., Si 

Block Clips, 
§. Clamps, Sheaves, etc. 



John A. Roebling's Sons Co. 

255-27 FREMONT ST., 

San Francisco, Cal. 



Works, Trenton, New Jersey. 



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Has Struck OIL! 



Well No. 1 is down 660 feet and has passed through 125 feet of very rich oil sand, and wil* 
soon be completed, 

The oil sand pierced was very rich and the well will without doubt, be equal to, if not of 
superior capacity, to the heavy producers of the Kern River Oil District. 

A Limited Number of Shares at $1 Per Share 

Will be sold from the Treasury Stock for the purpose of increasing our developing plant. 
We offer a legitimate business proposition for conservative investors, and court a thorough 
investigation. Prospectus and maps for the asking. 



STERLING OIL AND DEVELOPMENT CO. 



35=36 Crocker Building, San Francisco Cal. 




Telephone Red 175 



W. S. Gage, President: J 
K. Masten, H. H. Blood. 






A. Bunting, Vice-President; J. C. Hampton, 
Wm. Ellery. Secretary-Treasurer. 









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besl i Iron on 

tiie market. Made In 
skilled mech.iniccs in a 

well equipped 
tory, made right hen 
jacent to the oil fields, en 

■bling J or. ii the 

freight charges which us 
ually are quite and 
t Mir Tanks nteed 

and thoroughly tested 

. ing our shop. 

\\ i 1.' ep in stock 50 and 

IOO barrel Tanks at all 
limes. Write or call on 

11 prices, 



Kutner 
Goldstein Co. 

HAM'URIi, CM.. 



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OIL WELL 
Casing 

(BOSTON BRAND) 

Line Pipe 
Steam Pumps 
Valves and Fittings 
Belting 



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Co. 



H. T. LALLY, Man'ger 

23-25 FIRST ST, | 

24 FREMONT ST. j 

San Francisco, Cal. 



UNDEVELOPED OIL LANDS 

(^Should be Protected &$ 
(fjyBy Scrip Locations. Cgg 



U. S. Scrip and warrants for surveye 
and unsurveyed lands for sale and guar- 
anteed by 

F. A. HYDE, 
415 Montgomery St 

SAN FRANCISCO. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



Pacific Coast Oil News 

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN OIL IN VARIOUS PARTS 
OF THE STATE. 



FRESNO. 

The Phoenix Oil Company, op- 
erating on 20, 15-10, in the Coalin- 
ga district have struck black oil at 
the depth of 534 feet, and the 
pump showed an output of seven 
barrels an hour for ten hours. 

Truman G. Hart received a letter 
from James A. McClurg, Jr., who is 
at Oil City, that the Phoenix Oil 
Company, which is operating on 
the south half of the northwest 
quarter of the southeast quarter of 
20, 19-15, had struck the oil sand, 
and that the oil had risen in the 
well to the height of 200 feet. 
W rk was suspended and the man- 
ager was wired for instructions. He 
ordered that pumping be com- 
menced, which was accordingly 
done. The sand is very similar to 
that found on 28, which is rather 
sigulai, and the real meaning of it 
has not yet been determined. It is 
a very encouraging strike, however, 
for all the companies operating on 
that and adjoining sections, and 
particularly for the Crescent Com- 
pany, which is located just south. 
Another strike was reported to have 
taken place at Oil City, but it could 
not be verified, as the officials of 
the company refused to say any- 
thing about it. It is said on good 
authority, however, that 28 Oil 
Company made a big strike a few 
days ago in the well which it has 
been putting down on the north- 
east quarter of 28, 19-15. Though 
the well is down over 100 feet, 
work on it has not been very long 
in progress, as nothing has ever 
happened to delay operations. This 
strike was made in the second oil 
sand, and is said to be oi such mag- 
nitude that no attempt will be 
made to go any deeper in this well, 
but that a new well will be started 
at once. T. G. Hart is president of 
this company and Jacob Clark is 
secretary. 

HUMBOLDT. 

A dispatch from Ferndale says: 
The Mcintosh Coal Oil Company 
has ordered lumber sufficient to 
make three additional derricks. It) 
is said here that another complete 
apparatus for boring will be sent 
here from San Francisco during 
the next few weeks to be used in 
operations at McNutt's Gulch. Mr. 
Mcintosh will expend over a quar- 
ter of a million dollars during the 
summer in his efforts to find oil, it 
is said. 



A rig has arrived for the Mt 
Diablo company. 

Boring .will be resumed on sec- 
30, 29-30 in a short while. 

Canfield &Chanslor have a good 
showing of oil on the SE^ of 29. 



The Raven Pass company has 
begun drilling in the Devil's Den 
district. 

Uncle Sam is nicely started on 
35, 28-27. It is estimated that the 
oil lies at a depth of 800 feet. 

Junction No. 1, is pronounced to 
be a fifty barrel well. The rig is 
now moving to No. 2. 

The Wilson Oil company of Los 
Angeles is soon to get into the 
business of producing in the Kern 
River. 

The 150-barrel well of the Reed 
company on 32 is being pumped 
night and day and continues to 
hold out at the pace it first set for 
itself. 

The five and five-eighth in the 
Grace well is "froze" to the out- 
side casing and all efforts to get it 
loose have so far been unsuccess- 
ful. The derrick for No. 2 has 
been finished. 

Kern oil No. 8 has been com- 
pleted and No. 9 will be finished 
in a few days. As soon as the 
pumping plant now on the ground 
has been set up, production will 
begin. The Water Supply com- 
pany's line will reach the works 
tomorrow. 

The New Slocau company struck 
oil last Friday afternoon on its 
property on the NWJ( of 29, 28-28, 
at a depth of 490 feet. The drill 
was in forty feetof fine sand Friday 
evening. This strike is significant 
in being on the extreme northeast- 
ern edge of the known oil territory 
and adds a considerable amount of 
land to the belt. 

The Reed company is now ship- 
ping a carload of oil per day and 
within a week will treble that 
quantity, new wells coming in. 
The plant on 34 is being set up. 
The company has now ten tank 
wagons, four having arrived re- 
cently. Well No. 1 on 32, turns 
out to be capable of producing 
close to [50 barrels, a pumping 
test having demonstrated its capac- 
ity. Three rigs are about to be- 
gin additional wells on 34. 



The collapsed casing in Peer- 
less No. 5 is being pulled. 

A second rig will probably be 
added soon by the New Slocan. 

A well is being bored at the 
mouth of Salt Creek canyon. It is 
now down 400 feet, 

The derricks which blew dow n 
Friday are being rebuilt. The 
damage was general throughout 
the field. 

According to the terms of the 
original lease the Reed company 
has absorbed the 880 acres of the 
"34" company, pay therefor $17,- 
600. 

The Kern Oil Land Develop- 
ment company has succeeded in 
rescuing its tools, but the lower 
joint of the casing being twisted 
the string is being pulled, 

An analysis of the Sacramento 
company oil recently made at the 
State University labratory shows 
it to contain sixty-two per cent of 
lubricants* 

Scrippers are becoming opera- 
tors. A company of them is 
forming to develop 26, 28-27, 
which land, however, they con- 
trol not only through the scrip, 
but also by owning the mineral 
locations. 

The Mt. Diablo company will 
soon be drilling on the fractional 
strip lying on the west of 30, 28-28, 
having received its rig. The tract 
is one 'mile long and contains 
twenty acres. 

The Pacific Consolidated which 
is composed of the Kern River 
company people is sinking a well 
between McKittrick and Sunset, 
a short distance over the San Luis 
county line. The well is down 
about 400 feet. 



H. Thomas and 



A derrick has been erected over 
Sacramento well No. 1 to replace 
that burned down last week and a 
Standard rig has been ordered by 
the company. The one consumed 
in the fire was a portable rig. 



B. F. Brooks, D. 
O. Beleau. 

The Mallory Company on 2, 28- 
27 have begun work. 

A new rig was ordered by 
Whittier & Green last week to 
bore on the Shamrock. 

The Grocers oil company has ac- 
quired the SE^( of 8, 27-27, and 
the NEX of 20, 1 1-24. 

Price, Bradshaw et al who have 
a forty-acre tract on 29, 28-28 have 
let a contract for a well. 

The West Shore struck petrol- 
eum last week in No. 4 at 325 
feet. A pumping plant is being 
installed. 

Tim Spallacy and associates are 
to open an oil well supply house 
in Bakersfield about May 1st. 

The Grace company, Newton, 
Carman & Somes, is putting in 
another rig on 8, 29-28, 300 feet 
from well No. 1. 

The Hanford Drilling Company 
closed a contract to drill a well for 
the Lord Roberts Oil Company 
on section 2, township 28, range 
28, and will begin work this week. 

The northeast quarter of section 
24, 28-27 was sold Friday by W. E. 
Knowles and W. T. Sesnon to 
Chanslor & Canfield for $20,000. 
There are no developments on the 
ground nor nearer than the Gray 
Eagle's well about one mile dis- 
tant, but the purchasers will sink 
a well immediately. 

Chanslor and Canfield's lease on 
a forty-acre strip adjoining the 
Central Point in 14, 29-28 was 
sold Fiiday to Southern Califor- 
hia parties for $43,000. The deal 
includes a drilling apparatus and 
there are two completed wells on 
the land. 



Deeds were recorded last week 
showing the transfer by J. A. 
Chanslor and others to the Dohen- 
ey Oil Company for $7000 of the 
north half of the northeast quar- 
ter and the TS% of the SW^ of the 
NEX of 29, 28-28; another by J.A. 
Chanslor to the Canfield Oil Com- 
pany for $11,000 of the southeast 
quarter of 29, 28-28, and another 
by J. A. Chanslor. and others to 
the Chanslor Oil Company for 
$7000 of the north half of the 
northwest quarter and the west 
half ofthe southwest quarter of 
the northeast quarter of 29, 28-28. 



There is talk of a company pipe 
line running from the western 
portion of the River district to the 
projected spur railroad track. The 
comparative thinness of the oil 
found there, and the elevation of 
the ground, will permit the line to 
be operated successfully. 

T. Spiers expects to begin work 
shortly on the NE^ of 20, 28-28. 
He will bore near the center ofthe 
section close to the Reed company's 
well started last Thursday, the 
bunching being made advisable by 
the fact that the water pipe line 
reaches that point. These opera- 
tions are well to the north. 

The Central Point Oil Develop- 
ment and the Section 4 oil com- 
panies have been incorporated. 
Both are capitalized at $100 with 
$1 shares, and the directors of the 
first named are: D. H. Thomas, G. 
A. Edgar, W. A. Jacobs, B. F. 
Brooks and O. Beleau; of the sec- 
ond, W. E. Palmer, W: A. Jacobs, 



Well No. 9 of the "33" Oil com- 
pany struck oil last week, and is 
doing zoo barrels a day. The other 
eight are doing about 60 barrels 
each. All of the production of this 
company has been contracted to 
Southern Pacific Co. for five years 
J. J. Mack of Bakersfield is at the 
head of the company. No stock is 
for sale. The company will keep 
on sinking wells as fast as possible. 

There are indications that a 
change is pending in the McKit- 
trick company's well. For many 
weeks, says the Californjan, it has 
been flowing an immense quantity 
of artesian water with a small per- 
centage of oil, but recent visitors 
to the well report that there is a 
marked change in its output. At 
times, and for periods lasting sev- 
eral minutes, the water comes 
black with oil, and in the stream 
that runs away from the well, the 
oil can be seen on the sufrace of 
the water. These occasions are 
becoming more frequent in the 
history of the well, and it is now 
proposed to make some arrange- 
ment to separate the oil from the 
water, it being claimed that a suffi- 
cient quantity of oil is flowing to 
justify saving it. Tim Spallacy, a 



ific oil. REPORTER. 



gentleman with a wide expel 

in the Pennsylvania fit-: 

the well 

in the east many wells have 

been ku 

months and then to 

water in such invariably 

briny but he has nut bi 

such a well yield sulphur water. 

The McKittrick water 

impregnated with both salt and 

sulphur. The decrease in the flow 

) marked in tin 
few il 



The Whale Oil Co. arc again 
boring, after delay of two wicks 
due to the 11011 arrival of casing, 
of which 2OO0 feet were ordered 
from the Bast many weeks ago. 
The casing came to hand curly 
in the week. A depth of 450 feet 
had been obtained prior to the en- 
forced cessation of operations, and 
the drill was then in the hard 
shale strata that overlies the oil 
sand in that belt. The strata 
pissed through are identical with 
those in the Coalings field, twelve 
miles distant. 

K. R. Bush came over from the 
oil fields Thursday night, and re- 
ports everything quiet there at 
present. Hesaid things were lively 
there for a little while a few days 
ago, when a party went out meas- 
uring wells. Coming to one seem- 
ingly quiet one, they removed the 
cap, and as everything seemed se- 
rene within, they proceeded to take 
its depth, and during operations 
she appeared to take advantage of 
the removal of the cap. and with 
one gnsh oil spurted into the air 
about thirty feet, completely 
drenching the working party with 
oil. It will very likely prove to be 
an excellent well. 

LOS ANGELES. 

The Pennsylvania Oil Company 
is pumping eight wells, using nat- 
ural gas as power. 

The Ohio Oil Company is about 
ready to begin operations on its 
property near the northwest cor- 
ner of first street and Vernon ave. 

According to a report of the sec- 
retary of the Los Angeles Oil Ex- 
change, during the month of March 
there were 26,264 shares of stock 
sold, the total price being$32, 430.75, 
against $15,314.18, the total price 
for stock sold in Februarj'. 

The Westlake Company has been 
pumping oil for several days from 
well No. 20, at the rate of 100 bar- 
rels per day The well is consid- 
ered one of the best that the com- 
pany has ever developed. Well 
No. 21 is down about 200 feet. 

MONTEREY. 

Secretary J. F. Moore of the 
Monterey Oil Company, has lately 
returned from San Ardo, where he 
went last week to superintend the 
placing of an outfit to be used in 
boring for oil. Everything is now 
in readiness, and operations have 
commenced. The surface indica- 
tions near San Ardo are the best 
yet found in the State and have 
been so pronounced by the State 
Mineralogist and other experts. 
Several outfits have been placed 
in position near San Ardo by other 
companies.among the number being 
a company in which Mr. Cooper is 
interested. President J. L. D. Rob- 
erts and J. B. S. Maltby of the 
Monterey Oil Company, are now 
at San Ardo, where they will re- 
main for some time. 



s m Juan Oil Company rep- 



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The ■ 

and no stock I tor sale. 

The oil in 

fine base and is I liable 

for refining pi: 

ire such as to wurrnt the be 
lief that oil exists in large quanti- 

11 this locality. This is the 

pioneer well about San Juan. and 
[f succ.-ssful in finding oil a large 
muni mpanies will com- 

mence operations at once, as nil in- 
dications are vcrv abundant and 
id over a wide territory. San 

Juan, before the advent of the 

railro.nl, was a most important bus 
iness renter. It is now chiefly 
known on account of its old Mis 
sinn Church, which wastlie last one 

of the old Mission clime Iks builtby 

the Spanish lathers in tbegOO 
days of Spanish rule. The church 
is in good repair and contains man) 

mementoes of early days. San Juan 
is .1 sleepy little village containing 
perhaps seventy- five d n ellings, and 

lies half-way between llollister and 
Sargent's station. It is the center 
of a fine agricultural country that 
produces wheat abundantly when 
there is a sufficient rainfall. There 
is also quite a large acreage in or- 
chards, while in late years the beet 
sugarindustry has been engaged in 
quite extensively. There are sev- 
eral general merchandise stores and 
considerable business is transacted 
in the village. If the opinion of 
competent oil experts is correct 
San Juan will soon be the center of 
a most important oil district, not 
important simply because oil is ex- 
pected to be found in large quanti- 
ties, but because the oil is superior 
to any thus far found in the State 
for refining purposes. Expert Og- 
den has made a careful examination 
of this territory, spending several 
weeks in personal research, and is 
confident that this territory will 
soon equal in importance any oil 
district thus far developed. If his 
predictions prove true, and thus far 
he has not made a mistake, San 
Juan will soon grow from an unim- 
portant village to a thriving, bust- 
ling oil town. 

SAN LUIS OBISPO. 

There are now six companies 
busy at work tripping the drill, and 
there are indications that this num- 
ber will be increased soon. 

The derrick of the Arroyo Grande 
Company, of which Mr. Beckett is 
manager, is up, and the machinery 
will commence arriving this week. 
Their location is on Thos. Steele's 
tract, about five miles east of town, 
and is pronounced one of the finest 
and most promising in the county. 

The Union Oil Company finished 
putting up their plant on the Olo- 
han & Brown tract in the east end 
of town, and last Friday morning 
they commenced tripping the drill. 
They will keep up the work night 
and day until the oil is struck or 
their string gets too short. 

Messrs. Moore and A. D. Hall of 
Los Angeles are at Arroyo Grande, 
looking over the oil fields. Mr. 
Moore expects to open offices in 
London to represent the Arroyo 
Grande, the Southern and the Ful- 
lertou Consolidated Oil Companies 

SANTA BARBARA. 

J. S. Tyler, owner of a large 
ranch at Point Sal Mountain, has I 
recently leased his ranch for oil 



in 



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.id W. II. 

the 

1 Pointal, 
including tin- Tyler, And'. 

nd Tognazinni 

ranches. Tin 1 is in- 

dicated by oil springs and vast 

phaltum. The machinery 

for drilling will be moved 111 soon, 

a county road to the new district 
having been recently authorized, 

leading from Casnialia station. 

AM \I s. 

The Stanislaus Oil Company, 

promoted by Judge llewel and op 
crating in the Kettleinan Mills on 

tlie Presno and Kings count) line, 

have their derrick up and will this 
week commence the installation ol 
the plant. Three wells were 
bored for water, but unavailing! v. 

and watei will have to be hauled 

a distance of eight miles. Crude 
oil will be used foi fuel and that. 

too. will have to h e taken in. 



drilling on land tha ry in 

oil land. 

Personal 

to I - in the it 

in which the 

ire i li- 
sted 

If sou w ant to buy oil lands, 

01 promote Oil companies, call on 
.1 lean. Oil Land Kxpert.Room 

all Building, 

When you want to swear go to 

III, D. CR4IG 

Notary Public and 
Commissionerof Deeds 

36 Montgomery 8t. 

bet' California 

and Pine San Francisco 



The Florence. 

This company has J7000 worth 
of machinery now on its property 

in Kings county in the Kettleinan 
hills, and will commence drilling 
next week with prospect of suc- 
cess. A new company called 
the Aloha Oil Company has just 
been organized to operate on 
property near that of the Florence 
in Kings county and will soon be 



Lomitas Oil Company 

Cupltul Ijo.ooo shares, $5 each. 

Owns 160 acres of land fully paid for. 
Title r. s. patent The tana is in the 
Coalings oil district three miles north of 
Oil City, directly in the oil belt, and pre- 
sents the same features as the l>csi 
ducing property in the di trict. A lim- 
ited amount of stock now on sale for 
fi.oo per share, proceeds to be expended 
only in developing the property. 

Directors — G E Beach, president; Mow 
ard C Holmes, vice-president; C A Can- 
field, J A Fillmore, VV H Martin. 

For full particulars call on or address 

O. K. CUSHING, Secretary, 

Room 16, 104 Sutter St., San Francisco 



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Oriental Oil Co. 

OF SAN FRANCISCO. 
Incorporated under the laws of California. ■ 



We have acquired title to the southeast quarter of section 26 

township 23 S, of range 17 E-, M. D. B. & M., in Kings 

county, California, Kreyenhagen Oil District, on the oil BELT 

The Kreyenhagen company eight miles northwest of us 

was the first to strike oil in the district. 



OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS— h. B. McMurtry, President; H. H. 
Harlow, Vice-President; E. W. Kay, Secretary and Manager; Crocker- 
Woolworth Bank depository; J. R. Hitchcock, I. T. Bell. 

Office, PARROTT BUILDING, **££„%&* 

825-855 Market street. San Francisco. 



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PSlucard and Portable 

DRILLING TOOLS 
FISHING TOOLS 
CABLE and OIL 
WELL SUPPLIES 



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Of Every Description 

Manufactured by the 

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St. Louis, Mo. 



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PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



NbW INCORPORATIONS. 

The following articles of incor- 
poration have been filed with the 
Secretary of state: 

The Ophir Oil and Development Com- 
jany. Principal place of business, Fres- 
no. Directors — E E Webster, G L Long, 
M S Webster, G H Monroe and J Wilbnr 
Cate of Fresno. Captal stock, $5oo,ooo 
subscribed, $5o,ooo. 

The Empire Oiland Development Com- 
pany. Principal place of business, Bakers- 
field. Directors— W G Sylvester, C E 
Day, L, Strauss, G W West, L McKelvey 
L O Doizeaux and J R Dorsey of Bakers- 
field. Capital stock, $300,000; subscribed 
in full. 

The Elinor Oil Company. Principal 
place of business, Los Angeles. Directors 
— S J Young, S A Bulfinch, J A Shep- 
pard, J F Ponder, C Malkin, P E Weaver 
and H P Cliffe of Los Angeles, Capital 
stock, $300,000; subscribed, $7. 

Cornstalk Oil Company. Principal 
place of business, Bakersfied. Directors 
— C A Canfield, J A Chanslor, of o^os An- 
geles, W J Chausler, C Linkenbach and 
M R Craig, of Bakersfield. Capital stock 
$500,000; subscribed, $5co. 

The Golden State Oil Company. Prin- 
cipal place of business, San Francisco 
Directors — W H Harrison, Selig Gross. 
licht.JA Ulrich, IL Marks, J E Fagothey, 
R T Brodek and HE Brodekof San Fran- 
cisco. Capital .stock, $100,000; subscribed 
f7oo. 

Cerro Bonita Oil Compan}'. Place of 
business, San Francisco. Directors — A E 
Phelan, C T Behan, D F Belden, J C 
Spicher and A E Graupner, all of San 
Francisco. Capital stock, $175,000; sub- 
scribed, $5oo. 

Leavitt Lassen Oil Company. Place of 
business, Susanville. Directors — B H 
Leavitt, L C Stiles, G B Leavitt, V Gun- 
ter, J B Leavitt, all of Susanville. Capital 
stock, $300,000; all subscribed. 

Vandiveer Petroleum Company. Place 
of business, Fresno. Directors — A C Van- 
diveer, Dos Palos; W P Maupin, G L 
Hoxie, S C St. John, W D Creighton 
Fresno. Capital stock, $250,000; sub 
scribed, $50. 

The Lord Roberts Oil Company. Prin- 
cipal place of business, Hanford, King s 
lounty. Directors--A V Taylor, JD Bid- 
die, H T Hendricks, J O Hickman, N P 
Duncan, C Quinby ana C King, of Han- 
ford, and P Dickinson of Armons. Capi- 
tal stock, $20,000; subscribed, $9. 

The Porterville Oil and Mining Com 
pany. Principal place of business, Porter- 
ville, Tulare county. Directors— A G 
Shule, A M Lindy, D Abbott, J L Hard- 
man, J C Hayes, W H Young and P F 
Wood of Porterville. Capital stock, $100,- 
000; fully subscribed. 

The Elk Oil Company. Principal place 
of business, Los Angeles. Directors— C N 
Wood, W F. Parker, L E Behymer, David 
Kinsey, W E Kinsey, G P Phibbs and B 
F Gardnerof Los Angeles. Capital stock 
$500,000; subscribed, $400. 

The British-American Oil Company. 
Principal place of business, Los Angeles 
Directors— C W Stewart,' C L Hammond' 
H F Croft, A H Beach and W M Penne- 
baker of Los Angeles. Capital stock, 
$5oo,ooo; subscribed, $12,000. 

The San Francisco Grocers'.Oil Com- 
pany. Principal place of business, San 
Francisco. Directors— George Aljsers, C 
Andres, P A Buckley, P J Kennedy, W 
R ! ng, Louis Prenot and Mrs Emma Hew- 
itt of San Francisco. Capital stock $500,- 
000; subscribed, $200,000. 

The Comet Oil Company. Principal 
lace of business, Bakersfield. Directors 
— C A Canfield, J A Chausler, W G 
Chanslor, J P Kerr and W W Machen of 
Bakersfield. Capital stock,$20o,ooo; sub- 
scribed in full, 



Producers' Oil Exchange. 

LA EST QUOTATIONS 

NAME, BID ASKED 

Anaconda Oil Co — 5° 

Barker Ranch Oil Co I 15 1 1.1 

Big Panoche Oil Co — 

Blue Goose — — 17 50 

Buckuorn 3 25 3 50 

Burlington 100 

California 1 00 2 75 

Caribou 40 55 

Cholame Valley 

Consolidated Oil&Devel. Co. 1 00 

Dominion 35 

Home Oil 3 50 3 60 

Monterey i — 25 

National — 6 25 

New Hope 70 

Northfield — 

Oakland Oil and Gas Co — 

Parkfield 

Perm. Con 

Petro Center 30 35 

San Joaquin Oil&Devl'mt . . 140 — 

San Luis — 

Shamrock — Sc 

Stella Oil Co — 

S. Lawrence .... 

West Lake .... 

Yukon Crude Oil Company 1 25 1 30 



Stock Sales. 

The following were the stock 
sales in the new Producers' Oil Ex- 
change in the formal sessions held 
for the week ending Wednesday, 
April 11: 
Anaconda- 



Barker Ranch- 



Blue Goose- 
Buckhorn — 



Caribou — 
Home Oil- 



200 at 
200 at 
250 at 
200 at 
200 at 
300 at 
200 at 
200 at 
100 at 
300 at 
150 at 
300 at 
200 at 
400 at 
200 at 
- 100 at 
100 at 

50 at 
100 at 
200 at 
200 at 
140 at 
100 at 

40 at 
l5oat 

10 at 17 50 

10 at 18 50 
100 at 4 00 
5oo at 

5o at 

50 at 



50 

45 

. 45 

.50 

50 

55 

55 

50 

45 

55 

55 

55 

55 

50 

50 

1 15 

1 15 

1 15 

1 15 

1 15 

1 15 

1 15 

1 15 

1 15 

1 15 



4 00 

3 9° 

50 



Petroleum Center 



San Joaquin- 
Yukon 



300 at 
500 at 
500 at 
30 at 
20 at 
300 at 
200 at 
too at 
5o at 
100 at 
100 at 

200 at 
100 at 
100 at 

20 at 



100 (S 90) at 

100 (S 90) at 

100 (S 90) at 

100 at 

5° at 

50 at 

5oat 

100 at 

881 o 



3 60 
3 55 
3 55 
3 65 
3 55 
3 45 
3 45 
3 45 
3 5o 
3 6° 
3 60 

30 
30 
35 

1 05 

1 30 
1 30 
1 35 
1 30 
1 30 
1 30 
30 
30 



$100 00 
90 00 
112 50 
100 oc 
100 00 
165 00 
no 00 
100 00 

45 00 
165 00 

82 50 
165 00 
no 00 
200 00 
125 00 
115 00 
115 00 

57 50 
115 00 
230 00 
230 00 
161 00 
115 00 

46 00 
I72 5o 
175 00 
185 00 
400 00 

2000 00 
195 00 
25 00 

1080 '00 

1775 00 

1775 00 

106 50 

70 00 

1035 00 

640 00 

345 00 

175 00 

360 00 

360 00 

60 00 

30 00 
35 00 

21 00 

130 00 

130 00 

135 00 

130 00 

65 00 

65 00 

65 00 

130 00 



OIL DIRECTORY. 



Leading Companies Now Operat- 
ing in California. 



A 



MERICAN FUEL OIL CO. 



Capital $100,000 

100,000 shares at $i 

Location Los Angeles county. 

Officers and Directors, Geo. Easton, president; 
Geo. W Henderson, vice-president; W L Valen- 
tine, secretary; George D Easton, Leon Phipps. 
Office 638 Market street San Francisco. 



B 



UCKHORNOIL & TRANSPORTATION 00. 



Capital $200,000 

100,000 shares at $1 

Location. Ventura county. 150 acres two miles 
south of Buckhorn. 

Officers— Martin I W Smith, president; Wor- 
thingtou Ames, secretary; F L Forreston, AM 
Allen and George B Merrill. 

Office; Soi Montgomery street, San Francisco. 



B 



ARKER RANCH OIL CO. 



Capital $200 ,000 

200,000 shares at $1 

Location, Kern county; Baiker ranch, 1100 acres 
in sections 4, 5, 6, township 29 south, range, 29 
east. 

Officees — P Samuels, president; Frank Koenig, 
secretary: J Dalzell Brown, T G Crothers, and M 
V Samuels. Office, 123 Kearny street, San Fran- 
cisco. 



B 



IG PANOCHE OIL CO. 



Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5. 

Location Merced and Fresno counties; 1880 
acres in township 13 south, range 10 east; 160 
acres in Coalinga district. 

Officers— B Frank Hand, president; B Chaney, 
secretary; C Morrison, treasurer. 

Offices— 411 Adams Bldg., 216 Kearney, street, 
San Francisco, Laughlin bldg, Los A ngeles. 



M 



ONTEREY OIL DEVELOPMENT CO. 



Capital $1,000,000 

1 ,000,000 shares at $1 each 1 . 

Location of lands: Coalinga oil fields, Fresno 
county, 160 acres; Panoche oil fields, San Benito 
county, 160 acres; Monterey county oil belt, 4280 
acre2. 

Officers: Dr J L Roberts, president; JES Malt- 
by, vice-president; J F Moore, secretary; D J 
Houghton, treasurer; Bank of Monterey, deposi- 
tory. 

Office at Monterey, City, Cal. 



N 



EW HOPE OIL CO. 



Capital $100,000 

100,000 shares at $1 

Location, sections 11 and 29, township 27 S R 27 
east, M D M, Kern county. 

Officers: C R Splivalo, president; W E Denni- 
son, secretaay; CB Stone, C S Laumeister, H Du- 
tard, Thos Bishop and J W McDonald. 

Office: Room 45, 5th floor Miils Building. 



TWEWHALL OIL AND DEV. CO, 

Capital $500,000 

500,000 shares at $1. 

Location: 5227 acres in a tract eight miles east 
and west and one mile wide on northerly slope of 
San Fernando range; on boundary line between 
Ventura and Los Angeles counties, 

Officers: George A. Newhall, president; Henry 
J. Crocker, vice-president; E. W. Newhall, secre- 
tary; Henry G. NewhaH, consulting engineer. 

Office: 307 Sansome street, San Francisco. 



O 



IL BASIN PETROLEUM CO. 



Capital $600,000 

60,000 shares at $10. 

Location: 160 acres in Kettlerann Plains, Kings 
county. 

Officers: J H Moore, president; C C Curtis, 
vice-president; L A Prusso, secretary; ENPrusso. 
treasurer; F K Bowden, trustee. 

Office- 67 No. First street, San Jose, Cal. 



B 



ACHELORS' "II, CO. 



$15,639 50 



Unlisted Oil Stocks 

BID 



American Fuel. 

Bachelors 

California Standaid 

Kern River 9 c 

McKittrick Con... 
S. F. & McKittrick 
Sterling 

Orders for buying or 
stocks (Listed and Unlisted) 
promptly attended to by 

JOSEPH B. TOBLITZ 

STCCK BROKER 

Member Producers' Oil Exchange, 

Roons 9 and 10 330 Pine St. 

Telephone, Black 1773. 



ASKED 

55 
20 

35 
10 00 

1 00 

2 50 
90 

selling 



Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at Si. 

location, 1460 acres Bakersfield and Sunset. 

Officers: S F Barstow, president: W IPixley. 
rst vice president; Tyree A Bell, 2dvice-presidert; 
Ambrose Harris, secretary: H I, Gear, attorney; 
Germania Trust Co., treasurer, 

Office, 612 Examiner Building. 



BONANZA KING OF Oil, CITY. CORPORA- 
tion. 
Capital $150,000 

location, .320 acres, Coalinga. 

Officers and Directors: R M Hotaling presi- 
dent; Sylvain Salomon, vice-president; Fred T 
Knewing, secretary; London and San Francisco 
Bant, depository; Alex Heymann attorney: Robt. 
C Bolton, J E Byrne, H G Meyer. 

Office. 207 Montgomery street, San Francisco. 

Telephone Main, 5775. 



|»EAR STATE Oil, CO. 

Capital $200,000 

location, Fresno county. 

Officers— Chas. Owens, president; S. Aspland, 
secretary; Geo. Buecker, treasurer; P. B. Nagle, 
Jr., attorney. 

Office, 916 Market St., room 53. 



/"1YGNET PETROLEUM CO. 

Capital $150,000 

SO, 000 shares at $3. 

Location — Fresno county. 

Directors— Chas. L Fair, J. C. B. Hebbard, Chas. 
J. Heggerty, Chas. A. Lee, John C. McElroy. 

Office— 561 Parrott Building. 

Tel.— South 184. 



QALIFORNIA OIL AND GAS CO. 

Capitalization $2,000,000 

200,000 shares at $10 

Incorporated under the laws of Arizona. Stock 
non -assessable. 

Location,. Fresno county; section 13, townsip 19 
south, range 14 east, and sections 9, 15. 19, 21, 27 
and 29, township 19 south, range 15 east, M D B 
andM. 

Officers: W H H Hart, president; R J Davis 
secretary; W M Giaham, H J Umbsen, D E Haves 
and W H Snedaker- 

Office: 149 Crocker Bldg , San Francisco. 



£ENTURY OIL CO. 

Capital $500,000 50,000 Shares at $10 

Location, 2080 acres, comprising South % of Sec- 
tion^; all of Section 26; East % and Northwest 
K of Section 27; all of Section 28, Townships 
South, Range 13, M. D. M. 1120 acres, being 
Agua Cahente Tract of the Salcipuedes Rancho 
Sauta Cruz county. 160 acres, Lots 13 and 14 Sec^ 
tiou 6, Township 21 South, Range 10 East M D 
M., Coalinga District. 

Officers. Charles L. Pierce, President- W E 
von Johannsen, Secretary; John Alexander and 
Ludvvig Schunemann (Hamburg), Wm Hall 
(Portland.) ' 

Office: 220 California street, San Frauciseo 
Rooms 5 and 7. European office: 64 Kaiser Wil- 
belru sirasse, Hamburg, Germany, Portland 
(Or.) office: 40 Washington Building. 

Write us for particulars. Shares $1.50 each 



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ri^ntal oil company. 



Cr.pital . , $100,000 

100,1.00 shares at $i. 

Location: SE}£ Sec. 26, Twp. 23 S., R. 17 E., 
Kings county, Kreyenhagen Oil District. 

Officers: LB McMurtry, president; H H Har- 
low, vice-president; E W Kay, seretary and man- 
ager. 

Office. Room 506 Pa rott Bldg., San Francisco. 

■pETR OLEUM CENTER OI w CO 



Capital $500,000 

500.000 shares at^i^oo 

Location: Kern county. 640 acres in section 8, 
township 28 south, range 28 east, 20 acres in the 
SEK of section 28, same township and range, and 
80 acres in section 13, township 29 south, range 28 
east. 

Officers— Alexander Rannie, president; E. F 
Beck, general manager; A. J. Stratton, secretary; 
H. M. McKenuey, vice-president. Chas. Teague. 
J ^Office— Room 29, Third floor Mills, building. 



R 



EX CRUDE OIL COMPANY. 



Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5 

Location, Los Angeles county. 

Officers and directors: Henry J Crocker, pres- 
ident; Wendell Easton, vice-president; W S 
Armstrong, secretary; F W Sumner, E W Run- 
yon, George W Henderson, H F Bulwer, Geo. 
Easton, J L Rathbone, C S Benedict. 



r UKON CRUDE OIL CO. 

Ca P ital ■ $250,000 

100,000 shares at $2.50 

Location, Los Angeles county. 

Officers and directors: Henry J Crocker pres 
ident; Wendell Easton, vice-president; W S Arm- 
strong, secretary ;. Prince A Ponitowski, E W Run- 
yon, C S Benedict, Geo. Easton, Tno F Merrill F 
W Sumner and Geo W Henderson. ' 

Office 638 Market street, San Francisco. 



J=7QUITABLE OIL CO. 

Ca P ital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5. 

Location: Kern county: Southwest % of section 
:, township 25 south, range 17 east, M D M. 

Officers: Chas Bone, president; J H Sayre sec- 
retary; Eugene de Sabla, M A Christesen and R 
C Atkins. 

Office: 405 Montgomery street, room 5. 



pERNDALE PETROLEUM OILAND DEV. 

Capital .!.... $100,000. 

ioc.ooo shares at $1. 

Location: 600 acres, five miles northwest of 
banta Paula, Ventura county. 

Officers: A. C. Dietz, president; R. E. de B 
Lopez, vice-president; Charles H. Cushiug secre- 
tary; Frank Ench, treasurer. 

Office: Room 21, 222 Sansome street. San Fran- 
cisco. 



QREAT NORTHERN OIL CO. 

Capital $600,000. 

600,000 shares at $1. 

Location: Controls 1280 acres at the junction of 
the Coalinga and Union iol belts, Fresno and San 
Bemto counties, 

Officers: Hon. W. J. Westerfield, president; W 
B. Dennison, secretary and treasurer. 

Office; 783 Market street, San Francisco, 



RIGS 

EIGS 



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I have five rigs which I 
will se' I rent or superin- 
tend. Can furnish ex- 
perienced -Irillers. Will 
take stock in well-located 
company. Can furnish 
best of references as to 
experience, and reliabil- 
ity. Address, 



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DRILLER » 



BOX 305 BAKERSFIELD, CAL. 



IFk (ill. KI-.PORTKR 



San Francisco & Mckittrick 
OIL COMPANY. 



ControLs 900 acres about three 
miles uortbwi McKittrick 

mile from 
the largest well in the district. 



A limited amount of -.tock Ifnow 
offered at $2.50 per share. 



Will mail prospectus if desired. 







M. U. MAXFIELD, Scc'tj. 

Ruom 3, Fourth Floor Mills Iluililing 

BAN FRANCISCO. 

Telephone Red 31 



I. Zellerbuch I. C. Zelletbach. A. Zellerbach 

A. ZELLERBACH & SONS 

THE PAPER HOUSE. 

416, 418, 420, 422, 424, 426 
Sansome St.. - San Francisco. 



Paper and Paper Bags, Twine 
and Supplies of every description 
incidental to the trade. 



We carry the Largest Stock. Our prices are 
Equitable. 

Tel. Main, 1133. 



Fine Printing 



If you need a 



Prospectus 



Circular 



Folder, Etc. 



CALL AT THE 



Pacific 
Oil Reporter 



318 Pine Street 



BARKER RANCH 
Oil Company 

Holds a twenty-; eat lease of the 
whole of the well-known Barker 
Ranch in 4, 5, 6, 29-29, bounded for 
2}4 miles on one side by Kern 
River. 

\The Bakersfield oil territory has 
already proven one of great size 
and rare richness of sand, and de- 
velopment is rapidly moving near- 
er and nearer to this property. 

The Pioneer well in the middle 
of it, is down 405 feet and a seep 
age of oil has already been en- 
countered. 
CAPITAL - - - $200,000 

Size of Holdings, 1120 acres. 

Title U. S. Patent. Treasury 
stock for development purposes 
alone for sab at $1.15 per share 

DIRECTORS 
President .... \j. SAMUELS 

Vice-President - J. DALZELL BROWN 

Secretary - - - FRANK KOENIG 

T- G. CROTHEFS, MAURICE V. SAMUELS 

—OFFICE AT 
KOENIG'S 123 Kearny St. 

SAN FRANCISCO. 



HI Basin Petroleum Co. 



Incorporated Oct. 3, 1899. 

NEW HOPE OIL CO. 

Capital $100,000 
100,000 Shares : : at $1.00 



This Company owns 1280 acres of patented land, 
sections 11 and 29, township 27 S, range 27 east, 
M. D. M., Kern Co. California. 



C. R. Splivalo, Italian Paste Co., 307 Battery 
St.. San Francisco. 

C. S. Ladmeister, Flour Mills, 184 Mission St., 
San Francisco. 

H, Dctard, Wholesale Grain and Commission 
Merchant, 125 Davis St., San Francisco. 

C. B. Stone, Manager San Francisco Breweries 
Ltd., 240 Second St., San Francisco. 

Thos, B. Bishop, Attorney, Bishop and Wheeler, 
532 Market street, San Francisco. 

J. W. McDonald, President and and General 
Manager City Street Improvement Co., Mills 
Bldg, San Francisco. 

W. E. Dennison, President Steiger Terra Cotta 
& Pottery Works, 1556 Market st., San Francisco. 

OFFICERS: 

C. R, Splivalo, President 

W. E, Dennison Secretary 



General Office, Room 45, 
FifthFIoor, Mills Building S. 



Capital Stock, : 



$600,000 



60,000 shares 

Par value, $10.00. 



Board of Directors — J H Moore, 
President; C C Curtis, vice-presi- 
dent; LA Prusso, secretary; E N 
Prusso, treasurer; F K Bowden. 
trustee, 



Commercial & Savings Bank, San 
Jose, Depository. 



A limited amount of stock for sale 
at $1.50 per share. 



Main Office 67 North First Street San 
dose, Telephone Red 1963. 



OIL LAND FOR SALE 
or LEASE. 

T. H. CHANDLER, 

Room 3, Fourth Floor, Mills Bldg. 




Capital 100,000 shares, par value of $5. 

GE-). W. TURNER President. 

Property located in Kern County, near Mc- 
Kittrick, and in Santa Clara County, near Alma, 

A. limited amount of stock is now offered at 
$1,00 per share, payable in installments of 20 per 
cent, monthly. 

Will mail Prospectus if desired. 

CHAS. F. BURKS, Secretary, 
321 Safe Deposit Buildiug, San Francisco. 



Bovard & Seyfang M'fg Co. 



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And everything needed to drill and operate 

Oil, Gas & Artesian Wells 

Manufacturers agents for 

Tubing, Casing, Pipe Fittings, Valves Etc. 

Natural Gas Plants a Specialty. Cable address, "Boang" A B C & Private Codes 

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The Diamond Oil Company owns 640 acres 
of the best oil land in the celebrated McKittrick 
District, in Kern county, California, with per- 
fect title. 

At present there are twenty-four flowing and 
producing oil wells in this district, producing 
several thousand barrels a day. 

The Diamond Oil Company's land is in town- 
ship 29 south, range 21 east, M. D. M., in Kern 
county, in the McKittrick District, six miles 
from the railroad and within five miles of the 
great flowing McKinsey well, and by the re- 
ports of two of the best oil expert geological 
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be the best of oil land. 

Only a limited amount of stock wiii be sold 
at fifty cents per share, and the value of the 
stock will double as soon as active work begins, 
as we are in the heart of the richest and most 
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THE BIG PANOCHE. 

A Company No« Drilling With 

Every Prunpcet ol 8ucccm. 

On this page 1 pic- 

ture of the land and oil derrii 
tbc Big Panoctic and Old (".lory 
Companies, the latter beta) 
land leased from the former 

The land in question lias been 
examined by one of the best oil ex- 
perts of Pennsylvania and Califor- 
nia, who, in a recent report 

"Your land is as tine as am 1 
have everexamined, and will. I con- 
fidently believe, develop a large 
number of big wells. 1 have had 
rars experience in the oil fields 
of Pennsyvania and Ohio, and have 
spent the past six months examin- 
ing the fields in California. I do 
not hesitate to advise the energetic 
development of your land, and I 
shelieve the results should prove 
highly satisfactory to all con- 
cerned." 

The Big Panoche Company has 
has about 2000 acres of land which 
|ies in the foothills of Fresno coun- 
ty, about twelve miles from Dos 
Palos, a station of the Southern Pa- 
cific Cqmpany, and the head of 
navigation of the San Joaquin 
river. 

The rigs shown in the picture are 
tirst-class standard rigs, and are 
drilling as fast as steam and modern 
machinery can send the drills into 
the ground. The wells are now 
dpwn less than 1000 feet, but the 
oil indications are good, and the ex- 
perienced drillers operating the rigs 
are working in the increasing belief 
that an abundant supply of oil will 
he struck at no great depth. 

At present all the stock has been 
withdrawn from the market, but 
Whep oil is obtained it is believed 
fiat the stock will meet with a ready 
sale at a greatly increased price. 

The Big Panoche Company was 
organized on a basis of 100,000 
shares at a par value of $5 each; 
50,000 shares were placed in the 
treasury. 



Wps the Price Too High? 

Not long since $43,000 were paid 
for a twenty-year lease on forty 
icres of land on section 4, ^9-28. 
The lease contained no purchase 
clause, and of the product one- 
eighth must be given up to the 
owners. One well has alredy been 
bored on the land. 

Now the question has been de- 
bated, says the Bakersfield Califor- 
nian, Was the price too high? 

During the past eight days this 
well has been pumped continuously 
and a record of the yield has been 
kept. 

The well in this time has pro- 
duced 730 barrels, and has shown 
no tendency to decrease. 

At this rate it will produce in 
round numbers 30,000 barrels per 



fficienl in 
turn the investment, with inl 
and i t The I , 

without further development. 

Oil On ko.-uls 

Ben I.. Brundage ol Bakersfield 
who went toSontbern California 

as a representative of tlu 

Joaquin Valley Commercial 

ciation to inspect the Subject "t 
oiled roads has returned home con- 
vinced that under proper methods 
this treatment is an unqualified 

success. 

There arc two ends to be ob- 
tained in oiling a roadway; the 
laying ofdnst and the creation of 

of a good roadbed. To lay the 

dust, oil is simply spread over the 
road and worked in with a harrow, 
but in the building of a roadbed, a 
foundation of gravel or similar 
substance must be put in and the 



A h'rcjik l)r\ II. ilc 
The No. J hole of King Hi 
,1 Sharp 
at Waverly, is asdrj ts a bone, 

rule, dry holes ate not , I 

in the category of freaks, but this 

one is certainly I freak of the 

purest character. The first three 

wells drilled on the lease are line 
producers. When No. 4 was 
drilled the bit went into eighteen 
feel Ol splendid sand and the hole 
filled up with oil so rap- 
idly that operations win Stopped 
in order to put in the casing at 
once. \Vhilc this work w as being 
done the casing parted and ."I 
lapsed and the hole was lost, des- 
pite the greatest efforts on the 
part of the owners to save it. The 
rig was moved fifteen feet to one 
side and No. 5 was started. The 
work of drilling was pursued with 
out incident, but when the proper 



oil then applied to surface. The 
greatest degree of success was se- 
cured at Chino, where abont eight 
inches of disintregated sandstone 
was laid, puddled and" rolled until 
it was very firm and hard. Teams 
were then allowed to pass until 
the surface was made slightly 
loose and dusty. The oil was then 
applied hot. When time had been 
given for the oil to soak into the 
soil, travel was resumed. This 
was in July last and the street is 
still in excellent condition, present- 
ing a smooth asphalt surface that 
can be swept and cleaned as well 
as a pavement. Only a slight od- 
or remains and no greasy dirt ad- 
hers to shoes ortires. There is no 
dirt on the street, a horse's hoof 
making a less impression than on 
an asphalt pavement in hot 
weather. — Han ford Journal. 



Oil men should patronize an oil 
paper for their printing, especially 
if it gives them better work than 
they can get elsewhere. 



depth was reached not a particle 
of oil sand was found. The sur- 
prise and chagrin of the owners 
may be imagined. To remeve only 
fifteen feet from a well which gave 
every indication before the acci- 
dent of being a 40 barrel pro- 
ducer, and then drill in a per- 
fect duster, was a sequence not 
down in the text books or histories 
of the old country. The owners 
smiled grimly, however, and pro- 
ceeded to move the rig fifteen feet 
on the other side of the lost hole. 
They started No. 6 without delay, 
and the well is expected in some 
time next week. In view of past 
occurrences its coming in is natur- 
ally awaited with some anxiety, 
though it seems altogether improb- 
able that it should be other than a 
good producer. — Marietta, O., Reg- 
ister. 

If you want to buy oil lands, lease 
or promote oil companies, call on 
A. Barieau, Oil Land Expert, Room 
505 Call Building. 




Till; INDEPENDENCE- 

OverFltt) ect of Oil Sum) Now 
Penetrated. 

The directors ami stockholders 
of the tndep e ndanoe Oil Company 

continue to feel elated over the 
latest returns from their oil well in 

the Coalinga district, located onthe 
SW . oi the M-. ', ,.i taction 

; • ;1 is now down 7IS5 

>nd over fifty !• 1 ■ 1 . ■ 

line oil sand has been developed. 
The casing is now down and is fol- 
lowing the drill. The oil developed 
is about the same as that loi nd in 
the oil of the Oil City Petroleum 
Company, near by, and is heavier 
than the oil found by Chanslo 
Can field and the Home Oil Com- 
pany. It is heavier in gravity and 
contains a much greater per cent of 

lubricating oil. Experts say that 
the strata from which this oil sand is 

developed are not the same as that 
from which the oil sand is devel- 
oped on section 20, where the Home 
Oil, Coalinga and other companies 
are located. 

It is believed that when the 
strata now being pierced in the 
Independence are entirely gone 
through that after this will be 
found the strata from which the 
oil is produced that is found in the 
Home Oil and Coalinga Oil Com- 
panies, although it may be neces- 
sary to go several hundred feet 
deeper than in the last named 
companies. 

There are experts familar witli 
oil affairs in the east, especially 
in Pennsylvania who say that the 
oil found by the Home Oil Com- 
pany, Chanslor and Canfield and 
the Coalinga Oil Company is 
simply confined in a pool, the 
area of which is extremely limited 
and does not extend in any 
direction more than 3 or 4 miles. 
If this be true, then other com- 
panies which are either drilling 
or preparing to drill for oil out- 
side of section 20, in which the 
Home Oil Company is located, will 
not find the same oil as that devel- 
oped in section 20, but if they strike 
it at all, will strike an oil similar to 
that found in the wellsof the Inde- 
pendence and the Oil City Petrol- 
eum Company. 

The Independence people say 
that the sand is extremely sticky 
and heavy. In fact no much so 
that even if there was an immense 
body of oil, it would not flow 
through the perforations in the pipe 
very freely until the well had been 
thoroughly sar.d pumped. 

Yet in spite of the thickness of 
this sand and the heaviness of the 
oil, the oil rose in the pipe on Sun- 
day over fifty feet. There is no 
doubt but that the Independence 
people have struck an exceeding- 
ly valuable body of oil sand, and if 
it extends south and east.as there is 
every reason to believe it does it 
will open up a new oil territory 
which will add greatly to the oil 
output of the state, 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 

Published Weekly 

The Oil authority of the Pacific Coast 



W B. WINN. Editor and Publisher. 



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Entered in the Postoffice at San Francis :o, Cal. 
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FRIDAY 4.PRIL20. 1900 



Notice- 

G. E. Place, of Los Angeles 
no longer represents this paper in 
any capacity. 

PIPE LINE AND STORAGE. 



An important development in 
the oil business has taken place 
within the last few days. The re- 
presentative of the larger pro- 
ducers of petroleum in the person 
of Edward Strasburg, the manager 
of the Oil Storage and Transpor- 
tation Co of Los Angeles, has been 
visiting this city for the purpose of 
establishing a central station for 
the surplus of oil that is being pro- 
duced in the interior of this State, 
as, after due consideration it was 
deemed wise to make San Fran- 
cisco the principal and central 
point for this service. While the 
taking up of this branch of the 
business is in a moderate way at 
the start, it may, from appearances 
grow to extended proportions in 
the creation of a large storage 
plant on the bay of San Francisco, 
that the surplus oil product from 
Los Angeles and along the coast 
counties may be delivered in San 
Francisco by tank steamers and de- 
posited in storage, making it pos- 
sible to enter into long-time and 
important contracts with the 
larger consumers of the fuel. 

Strasburg says he is meeting 
with great encouragement on the 
part of manufacturers, and from 
present appearances oil as a fuel 
will become an important factor in 
manufacturing in this city and 
smaller manufacturers in the in- 
terior will be encouraged, if an ac- 
cumulation of oil can be depend- 
ed upon in San Francisco as a 
central point, to supply the in- 
terior with regularity. Strasburg 
says, he realizes the importance of 
coming to the metropolis as the 
central point for this purpose and 
he feels satisfied that it must re- 
sult in a great benefit to manu- 
facturing generally. 

The outlook is promising for an 
other important storage plant in 
the upper San Joaquin valley, 



probably at Bakersfield, where the 
larger producers are familiar with 
methods employed in Southern 
California on these same lines. 
The important move made by the 
Santa Fe Railway of using oil on 
its entire system is promoting the 
use of oil throughout the valley, 
and with a principal plant for 
storage distribution of the fuel can 
be made throughout the valle> 
very systematically. The refin- 
ing plant of Jewett & Blodget at 
the Sunset dtstrict will be enlarg- 
ed very materially, owing to the 
developments in that section, 
which promise a standard marked 
price for the entire output of the 
territory. 

There is a company which has 
for twelve months been preparing 
an elaborate scheme, which will re- 
sult in the thoiough piping of all 
the large producing districts in the 
interior of the state. Surveyors 
have been in the field for the last 
two months, and are still at work 
gathering data of all the producing 
wells, their location, output, etc 
The data thus obtained pertains to 
every district where oil has been 
found. A force is now at work pre ; 
paring elaborate maps showing the 
location of the proposed pipe lines- 
storage tanks, etc., etc. The main 
pipe lines will be laid at once, and 
contracts are already being let for 
8f£-inch mains through the central 
portions of the district, laterals 
being run from the mains to the 
wells of the different companies. 

The company is composed of 
Eastern oil men, who have had vast 
experience in the Pennsylvania 
fields, and understand the oil busi- 
ness from A to Z. They have 
abundant capital at their dis- 
posal, and will furnish a market 
if need be for the entire oil out- 
put of the State. 

The company has the co opera- 
tion ot all the leading producers 
in the State, and will- be of great 
benefit to the oil industry in general 
by being able to afford an ample 
supply of oil to consumers in quan- 
tities ro suit, and of a quality which 
will meet the varying wants of con- 
sumers who may require oil of va- 
rious degrees of gravity. 

The plans of this company are so 
far advanced that they will be able 
to meet the requirements of the dif- 
ferent fields in the shortest possi- 
ble time, the magnitude and im- 
portance of the enterprise being 
such as to necessitate most careful 
prreparation. 



Opportunity of Petroleum 

Tli e advocates o! liquid luel all 
along contended that there is prac- 
tically only one obstacle in the 
way of the more general adoption 
of petroleum tor fuel purposes, viz: 
its cost. The present critical state 
of the coal trade, not only of this 
country but throughout the world, 
suggests it as being a very favor- 
able time for the extension of the 
use of liquid fuel in the place of 
solid fuel. The price of coal has 



probably risen to the highest fig 
ure we may see for some years, 
which therefore means that the 
adoption of petroleum for power 
purposes might be indulged in 
with a chance of much smaller 
monetary loss than in normal 
times. Evidence is plentiful that 
the present condition of affairs in 
the coal trade will not be of alvery 
transient character. The engin- 
eering workshops are at the pres- 
ent time fully occupied with con- 
tracts a long way ahead, ivhile 
other elements are apparently cov- 
ering which will make the price of 
fuel perhaps even dearer than it 
is. The introduction of liquid fuel 
has usually made considerable 
progress when similar economic 
conditions have prevailed, as in 
Canada, Russia, and other coun- 
tries. It would therefore seem to 
be a very opportune moment for 
those who recognize its value for 
power porposes to put their belief 
into practical shape. — Petroleum 
Review, (London.) 



Sterling's Well No. 1. 

Well No. I of the Sterling Oil and 
Development Company was fin- 
ished on April 17th, and it is now 
being perforated, and immediately 
after that has been accomplished it 
will be sand-pumped. Well No. 2 
will be commenced at once. Well 
No. t contains 246 feet of oil sand 
of which 128 feet is very rich (or 
prolific), 66 feet good and 52 light 
oil sand, and the well will be an 
excellent one — the equal of the 
heavy producers of the Kern River 
field — and as it is only a question 
of drilling to secure others, holders 
of Sterling stock must 'be elai.ed 
over the demonstrated value of that 
company's holdings. 

The following is the log of well 
No. 1, and and it speaks volumes 
for the possibilities of this Sterling 
company: 

Surface to and including33o feeb 
earth, gravel and dry sand. 

330 feet to and including 380 feet 
(50 feet), water sand. 

380 feet to and including 395 feet 
(15 feet), dry sand. 

395 feet to and including 445 feet 
(50 feet), water sand. 

445 leet to and including 460 feet 
(15 feet); soft clay. 

460 feet to and including 485 feet 
(25 feet), light oil sand. 

485 feet to and including 501 feet 
(16 feet), blue clay. 

501 feet to and including 528 feet 
27 feet, light oil sand. 

528 feet to and including 631 feet 
(103 feet), very rich oil sand. 

631 feet to and including 633 feet 
(2 feet), clay. 

633 feet to and including 649 feet 
(16 feet), good oil sand. 

649 feet to and including 664 teet 
(15 feet), clay. 

664 feet to and including 714 feet 
(50 feet), good oil sand. 

714 feet to and including 724 feet 
(10 feet), clay. 

724 feet to and including 749 feet 
(25 feet), very rich oil sand). 

749 feet to and including 769 feet 
(20 feet), clay. 

OIL SANDS. 

128 feet of very rich oil sand. 
66 feet of good oil sand. 
52 feet of light oil sand. 

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The Verdi.. 

On' the 9th page is the advertise- 
ment of the Verdi Oil Company, 
the president of which is G. F. 
Weeks, editor of the Alameda En- 
cinal, formerly of the Bakersfield 
Californian. The vice-president is 
E. S. Goding, and the secretary is 
I. D. Wood. The character and rep- 
utation of these genttemenis asuf- 
ficient guarantee of the .worth of 
the company. The land of the com- 
pany is in the McKittrick district, 
near a large number of producing 
wells, and about one-half mile from 
the preesent end of the pipe line. 

The Dos Palos struck oil in the 
Panoche district yesterday at 80 
feet. 



The Caribou. 

Well No 1 of the Caribou Com- 
pany is now down 960 feet on sec- 
tion 22, 20-15 in tbe Coalinga field. 
After passing through two good oil 
sands the drill struck a big ffow of 
water, and for a time further opera- 
tions were suspended. The strike 
of the Independence on 28, corner- 
ing on 22, has led the Caribou folks 
to decide to push further down, and 
drilling will be resumed at once. 
The Caribou has also obtained forty 
acres of good oil land from the Elk 
Company, also in 22. Arigisonthe 
ground, and work will begin; at 
once. 



Petroleum Center. 

This company has just bought 
40 acres in 24, 28-27, and has or- 
dered a new rig to commence 
work on this section as soon as 
received. Well No, 3, on 28, 28- 
28 was completed Wednesday 
night, and the rig has been moved 
to well No 4. 

The completion of the McClurg 
water works has already borne fruit 
in the Coalinga oil field. -Three 
months ago development work was 
suspended on account of the failure 
of the water supply. At this writ- 
ing the water company is supply- 
ing twelve rigs with an excellent 
quality of water, and within the 
past ten days four of these have 
struck producing wells. Two of 
them are on section 20, 19-15, and 
two on section 28, 19-15; These 
strikes are of the greatest import- 
ance, because they are an exten- 
sion of the oil field and prove the 
theory that the oil sands dip thro ugh 
section 20 in a southeasterly direc 
ticn, and incidentally broadens the 
oil field, which is of the greatest 
importance to the district. . 1/ 

J W. Churchill has taken a con- 
tract to drill a prospect well for 
one of the numerous. new oil com- 
panies that have recently sprung 
into existence in Ventnra county. 
He left Summerland this week, ac- 
companied by G. H. Flick. He 
returned Friday after setting Mr. 
Flick to building a new . .rig 
and will go back next Tuesday. 
Mr. Churchill says while there is 
no seepage in the immediate Vicin- 
ity, the same variety of shale that 
carries oil in the Santa Paula dis- 
trict crops out in the vicinity to 
be drilled. 



A company will commence dril- 
ling for oil at Ukiah within a 
month called the Ukiah Oil Co. 
The rig is already on the way. 
Samples show the oil to have a par- 
afine base, and to be of a good 
quality. 



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OIL IN CONTRA COSTA. 

The I xcitcmcnt In That Region 
Still on the ncrca«« 
The excitement over 
cries in I] on the in- 

irc*- 

ones predict that the rush to this 
- than has 
n in the southern part of the 
In a re; the Contra 

•.i Gazette, that has jusl 
filed, the Contra *. id Pe- 

trdfeumComp:in\ i- given very fa- 
vorable mention. The report is 
very extensive, but some of tin- 
principal points in it will be given 

Mr. A Iiarion, an expert <m oil 
lands, who for the past three 
months has devoted his entire time 
to the examination and study of 
the oil fields iu California, reports 
that he considers the indications for 
oil on the Hyde ranch to be equal 
o any he has seen in the State. 

A party of experts employed by 
Mr. Hyde visited some land in sec- 
tion 15, township 1 north, range 1 
east, owned by the Contra Costa 
Oil and Petroleam Company and 
obtained samples of the oil found 
therepn. They report the same to 
be of, a betterquality than anything 
heretofore found in the state. The 
oil sands run northwest and south- 
east, pitching to the northeast. The 
experts think that in the coal re- 
gions of the Xortonville and Pitts- 
burg mine there is a break, and 
that the oil fields lie to the north- 
west and southeast of thecoal mine. 

Mr. Barion reports that one very 
favorable circumstance is that the 
formation on the Hyde ranch is 
regular, which indicates that oil 
will be obtained with a reasonable 
degree of certainty wherever it 
maybe thought best to bore. 

It .is understood that active work 
will commence on the Hyde ranch 
in a short time, but that no stock 
will be offered for sale, the entire 
capital being furnished by Mr. 
Hyde and his friends. 

Mr. Barion was accompanied by 
two other oil experts, Mr. F de Mi- 
randa and J. E. Wilson. 

While the examination of these ex- 
perts was mostly limited to the Hyde 
ranch, they expressed the opinion 
that Contra Costa county, and es- 
pecially the northeastern slope of 
Mount Diablo Range, will become 
a great oil producing territory, and 
that it has the advantage over all 
other localities so far developed ) 
in that it is within a few miles of 
tide water and the oil of a much 
superior quality. 



The Oceanic Oil Company's 
well, which was the second well 
to be put down in the Kettleman 
district, is making good progress. 
The salt water struck had been 
shut out and drilling resumed. 
The well is now down 650 feet 
and gYs casing is being used. The 
prospects look encouraging. 



The Mallory Company on 2, 28- 
27 have begun work. 



Legitimate Oil Ventures 

1 "legitim aid. at the 

■Me to meet 
requirenn: 
Pot 
:nown and reputabli 

ion to the magnitude of 

the vet turc.or net greatly in 

and business limit in the 
particulai own \ iaible oil 

lands, or good ami sufficient l< 

then 1 . 11 or be able to ion 

tract for necessary drilling and 
pumping outfits; ; describe nil 

actual work done and the opera- 
tions in progi be able to 
show either productive wells (and 
how pn ductlve), or. in lieu thereof, 
state plainly and publicly, for the 
information of intending investors, 
that the company is offering its 
shares for sale on the strength of 
"prospects" (which might possibly 
be legitimate); (7; publish its divi- 
dend payments, and show how the 
money was earned: (S) announce 
in prospectuses and advertisements 
whether the shares offered are as- 
sessable or nonassessable; (9) show, 
in the same public way, the b-tsis 
and the reasons forthe action of the 
directors iu fixing the amount of the 
capital stock, the par value of the 
shares, aud the price at which they 
are offered for sale; and in short 
(10) Keep on terra firma, and not 
go "into the air" in oil literature, 
projected upon 1 helpless populace. 
— Los Angeles Times. 



FOR lease and for sale For Lease & For Sale 



id in the Kettleman Hills, 

a \2. 

one quart) 11 13, one-half 

tioti ?.'. township »3 smith, range 
ntb half 1 
ownsbip - 1 1 south, range 17 
east. Part of this land is for sale 

cheap, the balance will be leased 

for a term often scats as oil land. 

For further information addn 



Kern County OH Land 

McKittrick. 



TERMS EASY 



Wanted -Men to contract 
drill one or more wells. 



to 



J. S. LUDINGTOIN, 
Selma : : : 



Richardson Land Co. 

Cal. Tulare, Cal. 



New Oil Wharf. 

- On good authority it is reported 
that the Duquesne Oil Company 
has let a contract for a new wharf 
at Summerland, to accommodate 
eight rigs. 

A proposition recently made to 

the company to sell its properties 
at Summerland for $200,000 has 
been declined . 

When the new wharf is com- 
pleted the company will have 
thirte producing wells. T. D. Wood 
anc R. H. Herron are largely in- 
terested in the Duquesne Com- 
pany. 



Home Security Oil Co. 



Incorporated under the laws of Arizona. 
Capital stock, $500,000 Shares - Par Value $1 00 

STOCK NON-ASSESSABLE. 



1240 acres patented land in Big Panoche Oil Belt. A limited num- 
ber of shares of Treasury stock will be sold at 25 cents per share for 
development purposes only. Prospectus can be had on application to 
secretary. 

President, F. B. McKEVITT. Secretary, D. P. HOCKING. 
OFFICE, 464 Ninth Street, Oakland, Cal. 



Railway Men's Oil Company 

of Los Angeles 

CAPITAL STOCK $300,000 



Dividend paying stock. Gilt edge property in the cele- 
brated NEWH ALL DISTRICT. Call on or address 

C. L. HAMMOND 

397 Parrott Bldg, 



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We offer a legitimate business proposition for conservative investors, and court a thorough 
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PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



Pacific Coast Oil News 

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN OIL IN VARIOUS PARTS 
OF THE STATE. 



COLUSA. 
R. H. Herron is again drilling 
his oil well in Colusa county. 
Drilling operations were delayed 
for a considerable period owing to 
the inferior casing. The old cas- 
ing has been pulled out and a new 
and substantial casing inserted in 
its pla'ce. Drilling operations are 
now progressing rapidly and the 
well will be bored to a great depth 
in order to prove the truth or falsity 
of the assertion that oil is to be 
found in Colusa county. 

FRESNO. 

The Mutual No. i is now down 
one hundred and fifty feet. 

The Great Western and Star will 
soon begin spudding. 

The Investment No. i is now 
down over a thousand feet. 

Selrna No.- 2 is down a thousand 
feet, with good indicatio»s. 

The Home No. 5 is in the oil 
sand, with 600 feet of oil in the 
hole. 

The Phoenix well, oil in which 
was struck recently, is now pump- 
ing 125 barrels of oil daily. 

The Nonpariel Oil Company 
commenced drilling at Bitterwater- 
last Monday. 

Several ot the oil companies, op- 
erating in the Panoche section, 
have lost their drills in the wells 
and are greatly delayed in conse- 
quence. 

The Phoenix Oil Company is 
feeling fine over its recent strike 
of a 35 barrel well at 380 feet. The 
company expects next week to be- 
gin drilling another well. 

The drill of the Home oil com- 
pany in the new well is now down 
in the oil sand and the oil stands 
500 feet in depth in the casing. 
The engine has been moved back 
further from the derrick, for fear 
of ah explosion when the flow 
comes, resulting from the rush of 
gases, and the upper strings of 
casing are being removed to be 
replaced by another string. 

The sons of Judge Bedford, the 
Fresno oil expert and oil land 
owner, and the sons of A. L. Kirk- 
patrick, one of the promoters of the 
Fresno-Alpha and London Compa- 
nies, have secured a fine body of 
oil land nearthe lands cf the Fresno- 
Alpha Company, and with other 
young men will soon launch anew 
company on the market. The boys 
have not yet decided what to name 
the corporation, they having to 
choOse among a number of names 
already suggested, such as "The 
Girls' Favorite," "Our Darling's 
Oil Company," "The Always 
Ready," "The Real Thing," etc., 



etc. The boys have a fine set of 
drilling tools, and are ready for op- 
erations. 

GLENN. 

A letter received by the Paci- 
fic Oil Reporter jrom Glenn 
county states that drilling opera- 
tions are expected to commence 
there within a very few days. A 
rig has been purchased and will 
be put in operation probably 
within thirty days at the outside. 
The country to be developed first 
is that which lies about ten miles 
from Fruto, on a spur tract which 
extends west andsouth of Willows. 



Uncle Sam on 35, 28-27 is down 
200 feet. 

The Grace Oil company has its 
rig at work boring a water well. 

Whittier & Green have a fine 
new well on SE # ot the NE % 
of 30. 

The Cresent company is to be- 
gin drilling on the SW % of the 
S E % of 30 within less than sixty 
days. 

Herron & Co. last week received 
two carloads of rigs and boilers. 
Three of the rigs w re for the 
Thirtythree pompany. 

The value of the strike the New 
Slocan made last Friday is confirm- 
ed by subsequent drilling. The 
well shows up fine. 

Little headway is being made in 
getting through the artesian water 
streak the Beaver company drop- 
ped into on 36, 28-28. 

The Independent began drilling 
last week on the W % of the SE % 
of 28, 28-28 where it has a twenty- 
year lease on a twenty-acre tract. 

The Cosmopolitan on 32, 27-29 
buckled a casing at 500 feet and 
has been delayed in consequence. 
The trouble is now about ended 
and drilling will soon be resumed. 

The Bonanza comppny has lev- 
ied au assessment of one cent per 
share on its capital stock. With 
the money so raised it intends 
commencing operations on its land 
in the Templor district. 

The West Shore now has four 
wells and expects to have three 
others by the end of May at which 
time the railroad will probably be 
in operation, The company has 
a pumping plant on the ground 
and it will be installed at once. 

The San Joaquin's well No. 4 on 
section 5 has 328 feet of oil sand, 
the last stratum of sand being 
eighty feet in thickness. This is 
the greatest depth of sand yet re- 
ported in the Kern river district. 



It is said that Chansldr & Can- 
fidid are also looking in that direc- 
tion. 

Canfield & Chanslor have pur- 
chased eighty acres of the Gray 
Eagle land. 

Hicks is ready to drill on Mam- 
moth ground, south half of 12, 29- 
28. 

The Sacramento oil enmpany 
has a new Standard to supplant 
the portable rig recently burned. 

The new Slocan on 20 is in the 
third sand at 600 feet. 

The Cantau on 14, 28-27 is now 
down nearly 500 feet. 

T. P. Spiers will begin drilling 
on 20, 28-28 within a week. 

Canfield is working on the 
Bakersfield company unfinished 
well on 12, 29-28. 

H. H. Schultz will attempt to 
sink the Pioneer, Barker Ranch, 
deeper with a hydraulic rig. 

The well being bored on the 
line of 31 and 32, 28-29 for the 
Rio Bravo and White Range com- 
panies is down about 300 feet. 

Last Wednesday evening Ro- 
per, Jewett & Blodgett struck 
oil on the NEX of section 34, 
28-28, near the center of the 
section. 

The West Shore No. 4 blew out 
at least five barrels of oil last Wed- 
nesday when a few perforations 
had been made in the casing. It 
was the biggest belch yet reported 
from the River district. 

The oil men's telephone line is 
to be put in as soon as possible. It 
is estimated that the system will 
embrace ' about fifteen miles of 
wire. 

Newton, Carman & Somes have 
finished their water well and are 
ready to start up on No. 2. They 
are putting up a big storage tank. 

J. B. Tread well has made an ex- 
cellent road at McKittrick by 
throwing up an embankment and 
spreading oil sand over it to a 
depth of about three inches. The 
material packs with travel and be- 
comes like a pavement. 

Section 12 is receiving atten- 
tion. The Bakersfield company 
is scraping out a foundation for a 
derrick and Hicks et al are putting 
a rig on the south half of the sec- 
tion on land owned by the Mon- 
arch company. 

S. F. Lieb, the San Jose attorney 
who has a lease on a large tract 
of land belonging to Miller & Lux 
at Templor, was at Bakersfield 
this week to make arrangements 
for drilling. Mr. Lieb is accom- 
panied by C. F. Singletary who 
will have charge of affairs. 

An offer of $180,000 for a three 
fifth interest in a quarter section 
of land in the River district, was 
refused a day or two ago, says the 
Bakersfield Californian. This is 
at the rate of $300,000 for the quar- 
ter and $1,875 per acre. 



The Cantua is in the water sand 
at 500 feet. 

The Redwood well of the Giant 
company is rated as first-class. 

The Lord Roberts company b"n 
2, 29-28 is getting in its tig tim- 
bers. 

The Gray Eagle got the oil sand 
on Thursday on the NW^ of 30, 
28-28. 

The Brown is putting in its 
third string of casing. It is down 
950 feet in clay. 

The Enreka is down 66b feet 
and is progressing satis factftfily; 
Oil is expected to be found at 800 
feet. 

Within the last few days a tract 
of land in the McKittrick district 
near the property of the Diamond 
Oil company was sold for $130,060. 

Superintendent Mannell of the 
Sunrise Oil and Development Co. 
statets that he is down sixty feet 
on ii, 29*21. The site of the well 
is on a pleateau just out of the 
hills. 

Superintendent Kerr 6f the 
Comet company is convinced that 
he has a 200-barrel well on the 
southwest corner of the SE % Of 
28, 28-28. The well was & good 
one when the bed ofelay in* which 
casings are usually landed W as met, 
but the management determined to 
go still deeper and in so doing 
struck other sand that is estimated 
to be capable of yielding 100 bar- 
rels per day. Beneath this water 
was encountered arid the ea^inj} 
was plugged and cemented. The 
lower lengths will not be perfor- 
ated for a year to permit the cerh'- 
ent tO thoroughly set. lit the mean- 
time the well will be perforated 
above and the pumps will dra"W 
from the upper sands; 

The survey of the Sunset Rail-' 
road Co. is completed to the ter- 
minal point, and the levels are all 
run. The course of the road from 
the end of the levee to the termin- 
al — eleven miles — is perfectly 
straight and will be constructed" 
with hardly an embankment or ex- 
eavation. An estimate of the cap- 
acity of the Kern River oil fields 
on the 15th day of May, the earl- 
iest date upon which the railroad 
can be expected to be Operating, 
is 3,500 barrels per day, a train of 
twenty-three cars. By that time 
fully eighty-five wells will be in a 
condition to pump, and it is the 
opinion of those thoroughly ac- 
quainted with the district that 
these will average over forty bar- 
rels each. 

L. B. DeCamp, superintendent 
of the work to be done here by : 
the Dustless roads company, ar- 
rived in town last Saturday morn- 
ing, says the Bakersfield GaMtfor- 
niah. He began immediately to 
make arrangements for a Storage 
tank, supply tanks, and camps for 
teams and men. Oil for treating 
the roadway has been contracted 
for. It will be furnished by 
the West Shore company. Mr. 



(Continued on page 8.) 



:fic on. rf.portf.r 



OIL AT SANTA MARIA 

The Fever Breaks Forth in the 
Valley. 

In and around Sant.L 



\ l>RI DICTION. 



Uthe Oil Bourn .. t It- Height 
California. 

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Oil City Land for Sale. 



getting to be quite a lively place of subjects you hear to 



for oil men. Last S»tt 
Fred Harknessof Ix>s Angck - 
is connected with the C 
boring for oil on the Huasna ranch 
was in town. While be will not 
say what amount of oil they have 
struck his broad smile and the fact 
that he is looking around for more 
land in the vicinity is Indication 
that they are well satisfied with 
the result 

Mr. Poller, of the firm of Fuller 
S: DoultOD, who are doing the drill- 
ing work on the Ruasna, .• 
town Saturday and Sunday. He 
came in to meet Mr Conway of the 
Casmalia Ranch Oil Co., and fig- 
ured with him for a well on the 
Arellanes raneh. 

One hundred and sixty acres of 
the Wickcnden ranch, adjoining 
the Sisquoc Church, and about 200 
acres of the Muscio ranch, hasbeen 
leased for a I.os Angeles company. 
also a piece of land owned by Mr. 
Holtoway in Cat Canyon. 

We are also informed that Capt. 
Harris has leased an oil privelege 
toFied Harkness and others. 

The drilling plant for the Cas- 
malia Ranch Oil Company, on the 
Antone Tonnazzini ranch, will be 
on the ground next Wednesday. 
This company seems to be push- 
ing work and from what can be 
learned from experts who have 
been over their land their chances 
are considered of the best. 

Work will soon commence en 
the Carreaga ranch, also by a Los 
Angeles company. 

Wednesday a party of oil men 
were examining the Stow ranch 
and another party went out in the 
hills airdurid Gat Canyon. 

A representative of a Seattle 
company has been prospecting 
near Los Alamos, and it is under- 
stood with very favorable results. 
Santa Maria Graphic 



WIRE 
ROPES 



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Oil Instead of Coal 

As an indication of the increased 
consumption of Southern California 
crude oil, it may be noted that the 
smelter at Redding, in the northern 
part of (he state, is building a steel 
tank to hold 125,000 gallons, and 
that oil will be used for fuel in the 
future instead of coal. The smelter 
has been using a carload of coal 
every twenty-four hours, but finds 
oil more economical. — Exchange. 



Oil Tank Steamers. 

A company of English capitalists 
is preparing toestablishaline of oil 
tank steamers between this city and 
San Pedro to carry the surplus oil 
produced in Southern California to 
this city. 

For Sale. 

Two Second-hand Standard Drilling 
Machines, three Second-hand Stanaarp 
Oil C6tmtry Drilling Rigs, 

CHARLES W. DOWNES, 

6821 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 



■ally oil. W, 

inch an.l 
dinner: they d 
while we drink: in I 

so intoxicated with it-, appetising ' 

cdor that we often dream thai 
are either drowning in .1 
Ion tank of petroleum or Wi 
the gaseous pri ing from 

every crevice in the earth's Mir 
e a congregation of 
men in earnest conversation you 
may depend that they are diSCUSS- 

Ing the future prospect ol some 

absolutely drv 500 loot hole. 

Nevertheless while persuing the 
countenances of various passersb) 
today; a prominent lawyer stopped 

and enquired of a Han ford Sent i 
nel reporter if he knew ol any oil 
stock or land for sale at a bargain. 

'None," was the reply, "but why 
are you looking for oil stocks and 
lands for an investment while the 
boom is so high?" "While the boom 
is so high! read this," and he drew 
from his pocket a letter from a 
prominent oil man in Los Ang- 
eleg in which he stated that the 
oil fever had not commenced, 
that only a very small amount of 
people were yet interested in the 
oil question, that it was only a 
matter of a short time when all of 
the United States would be work- 
ed up over the proposition, that 
stock jobbers would soon take hold 
of the work and push the enter- 
prise throughout the country. It 
is certainly only a matter of time 
when railroads will cover the oil 
lands and carry the raw product 
into market. At Sunset, Kern Co, 
Easton and Eldridge of San Fran- 
cisco are at present surveying a 
town in the oil regions, and rail- 
roads will soon be built in that lo- 
cality. Without doubt the oil pros- 
pects are exceedingly favorable 
for this valley. 



McCray Bros., drilling for the 
Beaver Company on 30, 28-28, have 
succeeded in cutting off the big 
flow of artesian water encountered 
two weeks ago, and have gone 100 
feet belowit. The water iscoming 
up between the inner and outer 
casings, but is effectually shut off. 
The well is now down over 800 feet. 



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vVanted. 

A promotor or a number of par- 
ties to organize an Oil Company to 
develop 80 acres of Patented Oil 
Land in the Coalinga district, 
Fresno county. Address, "Owner" 
this office. 



Drillers Wanted 

Persons desirous of contracting 
for the sinking of oil wells on Im- 
perial Oil and Development Co. 's 
lands in Fresno and Keru coun- 
ties, can obtain full particulars 
by applying at the office, 

624 Emma Spreckles Building, 

927 Market Street, S. F 



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and unsurveyed lands for sale and guar- 
anteed by 

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SAN FRANCISCO. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 




PORTION OF THE COALINGA OIL FIELDS 



(Continued from page 6.) 



De Camp expects to begin opera, 
tions within a week or ten days, 
two weeks at the farthest. The 
road out north of the River district 
will receive attention first. 

The Monte Cristo will be ready to 
perforate its well on 5, 29-28, in a 
day or two. 

The Mallory company began 
drilling Saturday on 2, 28-27. The 
hole is fourteen inches. 

The Petroleum Center went 
through 125 feet of straight sand 
without any clay on 28, 28-28. 

The Gray Eagle has purchased 
a Standard rig and will begin op- 
erations on its property. 

The Eureka at Templor is going 
down with reasonable speed and 
is in sandstone and shale at about 
500 feet. 

The Pacific Consolidated be- 
tween McKittrick and Sunset is 
down 400 feet, Oil shows slightly 
in the sand. 

The Kern River Company is 
perforating No. 2, at McKittrick 
and the driller says the well is 
twice as good as No. 1 . 

The contractors who entered 
into an agreement with Conklin, 
Snook, et al., to drill five wells on 
forty acres in 30, 28-28 for half the 
land, turn out to be Chanslor & 
Canfield. 

The California Standard has gone 
forty feet into the sand in No. 2, 
which is being bored between No. 
1 and the Treadwell land, and the 
oil stands even with the surface of 
the ground. It is of lighter gravity 
than that found in the first well, 
which is twenty-two gravity. 

The Eldorado on No. 2 is down 
now a sheer 1000 feet, and recently 
a strong vein of gas was tapped, 
and it is believed that the bit is 
just above the oil sand. The well 
is above the break and is in un- 
known territory, so to speak. Well 
No. 1 is flowing about half the time 



and is being steadily bailed. Con- 
tinuous work on it will probably 
bring it out all right. Secretary 
and Manager Bush set pumps at 
work Saturday on two 100-foot 
wells bored years ago by the Italian 
company then in control and has 
obtained oil at the rate of fifty bar- 
rels per day from the two. 

The strike made on 34, 28-28 by 
Roper, Jewet & Blcdget is a good 
showing and was met at 508 feet. 
The rig is tied up at present be- 
cause of lack of tool's, those which 
have been in use belonging at Sun- 
set and now being needed there. 

Five new rings are going into 
the Sunset district, two of them be- 
longing to Jewett & Blodget. De- 
velopments are to be pushed rap- 
idly. The gusher, well No. 17, on 
the property of Jewett & Blodget 
is now old enough to be rated as 
a great well. The oil from it is be- 
ing run into a large reservoir 
which has been excavated with 
scrapers and a 1000-barrel tank is 
on the ground ready to be set up. 
This company does not intend 
producing to its full capacity un- 
til the railroad has been construct- 
ed, but will then begin pumping 
all along the line. 

In the McKittrick district the 
El Modelo company made 400 feet 
during the first week's boring. Its 
well is nn the break just back of 
the Kern River property. The 
California Standard has begun a 
hole between its. producing well 
and Treadwell's property. The 
Kern River No. 1 is producing a 
carload a day for shipment and is 
supplying fuel for five rigs. No. 
2 is in about the same condition 
as for some days, the heavier sand 
preventing the lowering of the 
casing. McKittrick Central has 
been having a hard time of it get- 
ting through the formation en- 
countered. Beds of jet several 
feet in thickness have been met 
with. This material is so hard 
it strikes fire like flint and going 
through it is slow work. 



The Mojave Oil and Pipe Line 
Company, which owns a great 
deal of land near Mojave, has a 
derrick up and is making arrange- 
ments to begin sinking a well at 
once. This is an entirely new 
field, but is considered a good ter- 
ritory for prospecting and is ad- 
vertised merely as a prospect. An 
eighty foot tunnel gave such a 
showing that the promoters were 
encouraged to sink a well. — L. A. 
Times. 

There is a boom on at Sunset, 
The railroad is now a certainty, 
Blodgett & Jewett are getting in 
new rigs, the Pittsburg is at work, 
the Western Minerals is boring at 
the Sulphur and the crude Oil 
Company is getting large quanti- 
ties of material on the ground. 
This latter institution sent out" its 
sixth ten-mule load today and 
other freight is arriving. Opera- 
tions will begin within a mile of 
Hazelton where the big well is 
flowing. 

KINGS. 

The Iowa Oil Company has its 
rig all ready to drill and began 
drilling on Thursday of this week. 

The Whale Oil Company is 
drilling again, after a short delay 
awaiting casing, The well is now 



down some 500 feet. The com-: 
pany expects within a week to 
have some good news to report. 

The Consolidated Oil and De- 
velopment Company has levied as- 
sessment No. 2. • - 

The Stainlslaus Oil Company 
operating in the Kettleman hills 
on the Fresno and Kings county 
line, have their derrick in position 
and will begin at once the instal- 
lation of their plant. 

The Oceanic Oil Company is 
going right ahead with its drilling 
operations in the Kettleman hills, 
A flow of fresh water was struck 
at 400 feet, a fact which will be of 
advantage in boring other wells 
for water. This flow was shut off 
also one of salt water recently j 
passed through. The well is now 
down 610 feet and going through, 
blue shale. The company feels 
encouraged at the prospect. 

Well No. 2 of the Kreyenhagen. 
Land and Oil Company was aband- 
oned because part of two strings 
of tools had been lost in. the well 
and the casing became injured by 
a long job of " fishing " for said 
tools. The company came to the 
conclusion that it would be more 
expensive to continue workon the 
old hole than tostart a new one, so 



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FOR PRICE AND DESCRIPTIVE CIRCULAR ADDRESS 

PACIFIC TANK COMPANY 



348 E 2d street 

Los Angeles 



35 Beale St. 

San 1- rancisco 



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they abandoned we r that 

reason. 

MONTEREY 

i developments in the - 
ern part of Ifonterej coanl 
assuming permanent shape. The 
T<im Boy Oil and Improvement 

have secured 1,285 a ' r 
oleaginous bearing sand a mile 
and a half from San Ardo <>n the 

• side of 'he Salinas rivet 
cated on the same side of the riv- 
er and near the Tom Hoy lands 
are the oil properties "t Leon 
5, the San Ardo Oil Co. and 
the Monterey Oil Co. Thes 
mentioned properties are of 300 
acres each. 

1 in the Leon SIoss tract a : 
pect well i being sunk. Oil 
seepage has appeared and the out- 
look for a flow is most favorable. 

Captain Frank Barrett has 
passed a favorable criticism after a 
close inspection of the Tom Hoy's 
land. L. H. Garrigus of Saliuas 
is interested in this company to 
the extent of several thousand 
shares. This company is now be- 
ginning a prospect and feels con- 
fident of securing a flow. 

SAN BENITO. 

A party of about 18 Handford- 
ites left here today for the McCoy 

Oil Company's property, over In 
San Benito county. Part of the 
gentleman went over to pick out a 
location for drilling the well for 

the company, while others went 
over to inspect the grounds with a 

view of investing. 

SAN MATEO. 

A company recently organized in 
San Francisco is called the Parafine 
Company. The company has se- 
cured a valuable section of oil land 
on Wilson ranch, and will com- 
mence drilling on the 25th of this 
month. The locality has been 
th >roughly exploited for oil some 
few years ago, and a large amount 
of capital has been expended in 
drilling and for machinery, build- 
ings, etc. The seepages are very 
abundant, and the oil developed is 
very high gravity. It is promised 
to be the finest oil in the state for 
distillation purposes. Heretofore 
the wells have been sunk in the 
low land, where the seepages have 
been most abundant. The present 
company will drill on high land, 
believing that oil exists in about 
the same manner that it does at 
Coalinga, where the best wells are 
located on high ground, such asthe 
celebrated Blue Goose. 

SANTA BARBARA. 

One of the Churchill rigs will 
probably be moved onto the Tread- 
well wharf at Summerland next 
week. 

Frank Churchill, drilling for the 
Sunset Company at Summerland, 
was past 300 feet Friday and prep- 
arations are being made to put in a 
new string of 554 casing. 

According to the Press, S. W. 
Knapp of Summerland, manager of 
the Santa Barbara Oil Company, 
has leased a portion of the Santa 



ranch near Gaviota, and will 
- oil. 

The oil fi ping rap- j 

iillv around "v-inti Maria, and the 



Lomitas Oil Company Producing Oil Properties. 



Capital lito.rwto •Hmrxm. &\ t«ch. 



tub McCarthy co. 



able oil tcrr I no 

further inform 

Doulton \- Poll 'nay 

be set do« larm, or, at 

best, a very small b ifld. 

It is theopinion of many that the 
Montecito valley, back from the 
ocean a mile or so, would prove to 
be profitable oil territory if prop 
erly prospected. There aresb 

showing indications 
of both oil ami >;.)•* having been 
sunk in the Montecito valley, in 
both instances on the grounds of 

wealthy men. In each case the 

well was plugged and the discov- 
ery hushed up. 

An ajreeaient to sell 1000 acres 
of the Dos Pueblos ranch to a 
company to be composed of P. K 
Kellogg, I-:. W.HaywardJ. P. Law 

ton, K. C. Gillis, C. L. Brandy and 
A \V. B. Thompson, filed last 
Wednesday, marked the beginning 
of what promises to be an import- 
ant era in oil development iu this 
county. The owner of- the tract 
is Stephen Rutherford, and he will 
sell for $80,000. The company 
will soon begin prospecting for oil 
and with the surface showing, and 
in the opinion of competent experts 
the black fluid is pretty sure to be 
found. 



A company has been recenty or- 
ganized in Tehama county. Vari- 
ous oil experts familiar with oil 
indications in Pennsylvania and 
California have given the land in 
Tehama county a thorough examin- 
ation, and have pronounced a large 
area unmistakable oil land. Drill- 
ing operations are expected tocom- 
mence within sixty days, and if a 
rig can be obtained will be com- 
menced within thirty days. The 
company is now in process of forma- 
tion, and local capitalists of Tehama 
county havegiven their solid finan- 
cial backing to the project of pros 
pecting for oil. 

The Bachelors. 

The Bachelors' Oil Company 
has had considerable delay in 
drilling of its first well in the Kern 
River district owing to the non- 
arrival of casing. The well is 
now down over 400 feet, and the 
casing having arrived, is proceed- 
ing rapidly. The company has 
obtained another rig which will 
soon be a work. They have also 
leased a large amount of land to a 
new company which will also have 
a rig at work in a few days. This 
will give the Bachelors' three rigs 
at work on their property within 
the next few weeks. 



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OF SAN FRANCISCO. 
Incorporated under the laws of California. 



Capital Stock $100,000. Divided into I00.OOO Shares, Par Value CI each 

We have acquired title to the southeast quarter of section 26 §|<j 
township 23 S, of range 17 E., M. D. B. & M., in Kings 
county, California, Kreyenhagen Oil District, on the oil belt 
The Kreyenhagen company eight miles northwest of us 
was the FIRST TO STRIKE OIL in the district. 



Change 01 Management. 

The San Francisco branch of 
R. H. Herron Co., dealers in oil 
well supplies, is now under new 
management, A. W. Baldwin the 
former representative having been 
superceded by S. L. Graham, the 
vice-president and secretary of the 
company. The office of the com- 
pany remains at 303 Bush street, 
city. Mr. Baldwin expects to go 
into the business of oil well sup- 
plies on his own account as the 
representative of an eastern house 



OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS— L. B. McMurtry, President; H. H. 
Harlow, Vice-President; E. W. Kay, Secretary and Manager; Crocker- 
Woolworth Bank depository; J. R. Hitchcock, I. T. Bell. 

Office, PARROTT BUILDING, "SSgJJS?* 

825-855 Market street. San Francisco. 



The Verdi Oil Company 

Has 480 acres in the McKittrick District, in NWJ| of Sec. 11, 
SWJ^ of Sec. 3, and fractional lots in township 30, R21 E. 

Capitalized at $100,000 

No of Shares 100,000 

Treasury Stock 50,000 Shares 

Of these 10,000 shares will be sold at 25 cents a share until May 
15th. 

Near the property of the VERDI OIL, CO. lies the property of 
a dozen companies who have either struck oil or now boring. 

Not a Dry Well in th e District. 

About one mile from the McKenzie and Griffith gusher which 
is producing over 200 barrels a day. Within three miles from Mc- 
Kittrick station, and j4 mile from the pipe line. 

Office: Room 26, 5th Floor Mills Building. 

I. D WOOD, Secretary 



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PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



NbW INCORPORATIONS. 

The following articles of incor- 
poration have been filed with the 
Secretary of state: 

The Palotna Oil Company. Principal 
place of business, Los Angeles. Direct- 
ors _C W Thompson, Camille Sentous, 
H F Backer, R N G Schwiuf and J R 
Hallman of Los Angeles. Capital stock, 
$300,000; subscribed, $5ooo. 

Santa Paula Home Oil Company. Place 
of business, Santa Paula. Directors— J 
Melezer, Los Angeles; W D Hobson, P J 
Hobson, Santa Paula; F J Karton, Fuller- 
ton, and E S Hall, Saubueneventura- 
Capital stock, $!5oo,ooo ; subscribed, $250. 

Chatsworth Oil Company. Place of 
business, Chatsworth, Los Angeles coun 
ty. Directors— N A Grey, A L Phillips, 
Frank Goodall, W R Ireland, F Hawley, 
J D Brown and F A Graves, all of Chats- 
worth. Capital stock, $500,000; subscrib- 
ed, $114,000. 

The San Joaquin Valley Oil Company. 
Principal place of business, Fowler, Fres. 
no county. Directors — P W Hoster, W R 
Shannon and C Nelson, of Fowler; A B 
Wasgatt of Selma, M Hurley of Sanger, 
arid C S Ungles of Malaga. Capital 
stock, $250,000; subscribed, $170,000. 

I Ashurst Oil, Land and Development 
Company.- Place of business, Stockton 
Directors — C L Devinny, Jacob Simon, L 
J Abrams, ju Katten and L A Gremaux 
Stockton; J B Hoss, San Francisco, and J 
Lanzenberg, Tres Pinos. Capital stock, 
:$5oo,ooo; subscribed, $2co. 

. Oil Center Petroleum Company. Pr'm 
.cipal place of business, Fresno. Direct 
pis— J S Heiueun, B T Maxwell, F Stev- 
ens, C W Howard and C B Auber of 
Fresno. Capital stock, $250,000; sub- 
scribed, $150,000. 

Owl Oil Company 7 . Principal place of 
business, Tulare. Directors — R Linder 
C L Smith, J R Hitchcock, J LaMarche 
and F Gianni, of San Francisco. Capital 
stock, $100,000; subscribed", $roo. 

Section Four Oil Company. Place of 
business, Bakersfield. Directors — W E 
Palmer, W A Jacobs, San Francisco; B F 
Brooks, Bakersfield; D H Thomas, Santa 
Ana and C A Canfield, Los Angeles. Capi- 
tal stock, $100,000; subscribed, $1000. 

Central Point Oil Development Com- 
bany. . Place of business, Bakersfield. Di- 
rectors — D H Thomas, G A Edgar, Santa 
Ana; W A Jacobs, San Francisco; B F 
Brooks and OBelan, Bakersfield. Capital 
stock, $loo,ooo; subscribed, $1000. 

' Acme Oil Company. Place of business 
Tjos Angeles. Directors— B V Van Nor- 
man, S C Bogart, J A Gibson, Los Angeles 
F FLaird, Utica; FP Morrison, Redlauds' 
Capital stock, $200,000; subscribed, $25,! 
000.. 

Miocene Oil Company. Place of busi- 
ness, Stockton. Directors — H R Camp 
bell, HT Compton, H C Meyers, C L Rug 
gles and G F Bush, all of Stockton. Capi 
tal stock, $75,000; subscribed, $450. 

Pacific Mutual Oil Company. Place of 
business, Oakland. Directors -W S Har- 
low, R. Mott, G Samuels, H C Borchert, 
R Kuergel, all of Oakland . Capital stock 
$100,000; all subscribed. 



Oakland Oil and Gas Co 

Parkfield 

Penn. Con 

Petro Center 30 

San Joaquin Oil&Devl'mt . . 2 oo 

San Luis 

Shamrock — 

StellaOilCo — 

S. Lawrence — 

West Lake 

Yukon Crude Oil Company i 2 ° 



Producers' Oil Exchange. 

. LA 1 EST QUOTATIONS 



NAME, BID 

Anaconda Oil Co — 

Barker Ranch Oil Co 

Big Panoche Oil Co _ 

Blue Goose 1600 

Bucki.orn 325 

Burlington 

California 

Caribou 40 

Cholaine Valley 

Consolidated Oil&Devel. Co. 

Dominion 

Grand Central 

Great Western Oil & D Co. .. 

Home Oil 3 90 

Monterey i 

National 

New Hope 

Northrjefd,.: 



ASKED 


35 
1 20 


17 SO 
3 75 

65 
3 00 

55 



6 25 

60 



Anaconda 


300 at 


50 




2uo at 


50 




200 at 


50 




200 at 


45 




400 at 


45 




400 at 


45 




300 at 


45 




300 at 


35 


Barker Ranch- 


- 100 at 


1 15 




50 at 


1 15 




20 at 


1 15 




35° at 


1 15 




300 at 


1 15 




230 at 


1 15 




150 at 


1 15 




50 at 


1 lb 




150 at 


1 lb 




200 at 


1 15 




50 at 


1 15 


Buckhorn 


5o at 


3 75 




5o at 


3 7*> 


Caribou 


100 at 


40 




200 at 


40 




100 at 


40 




200 at 


40 




100 at 


45 




100 at 


50 




100 at 


50 




loo at 


55 



OIL 

Leadin 



DIRECTORY. 



Companies Now Oper-at^ 
ing in California. 



Stock Sales. 

The following were the stock 
sales in the new Producers' Oil Ex- 
change in the formal sessions held 
for the week ending Wednesday, 
April iS: 

$i5o op 
100 op 
100 oc 
90 op 
180 op 
180 op 
135 op 

135 00 

115 00 

57 50 

23 op 

402 50 

345 00 

264 5o 
172 50 
57 5° 
172 5o 
230 00 

57 5° 
175 00 
187 50 
40 po 
8p po 
40 00 
80 00 
45 00 
50 00 
50 po 
55 00 



A MERICAN FUEL OIL CO. 

Capital $ioo,oop 

100.000 shares at $1 

Location Los Angeles county. 

Officers and Directors, Geo. Easton, president; 
Geo. W Henderson, vice-president; W L Valen- 
tine, secretary; George D Easton, Leon Phipps. 
Office 638 Market street San Francisco. 



TJUCKHORN OIL & TRANSPORTATION Op. 

Capital $200,000 

100,000 shares at $1 

Location. Ventura county. 150 acres two miles 
south of Buckhorn. 

Officers — Martin I W Smith, president; Wor- 
thington Ames, secretary; F L Forreston, AM 
Allen and George B Merrill. 

Office; 801 Montgomery street, San Francisco. 



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ARKER RANCH OIL CO. 



Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at $i 

Location, Kern county; Bai ker ranch, noo acres 
in sections 4, 5, 6, township 29 south, range, 29 
east. 

Officees — D Samuels, president; Frank Koenig, 
secretary: J Dalzell Brown, T G Crothers, and X[ 
V Samuels. Office, 123 Kearny street, San Fran 7 
cisco. 



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IG PANOCHE OIL CO. 



Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5. 

Location Merced and Fresno counties; 1880 
acres in township 13 south, range 10 east; 160 
acres in Coalinga district. 

Officers — B Frank Hand, president; B Chaney, 
secretary; C Morrison, treasurer. 

Offices— 411 Adams Bldg., 216 Kearney, street, 
San Francisco, Laughlin bldg, Los Angeles. 



INDEPENDENCE OIL CO. 

Capital $600,000 

6oo,coo shares at $1. 

Location: Oil City, on the SW# of the NE# of 
Sec, 28, T. 19 S., R. 15 E., Fresno county, and 
within a half mile of the famous Section 20. 

Officers: W C Herbert, president; L L Nelson, 
vice-president; Duncan Hayne, William Craig, 
Dr J S Potts, Brewton A Hayne, secretary; Union 
Trust Company, treasurer and depository, 

Office: Room 435 Parrott Building, S. c 



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ONTEREY OIL DEVELOPMENT CO. 



Capital $1,000,000 

1,000,000 shares at $1 each. 

Location of lands: Coalinga oil fields, Fresno 
county, 160 acres; Panoche oil fields, San Benjto 
county, 160 acres; Monterey county oil belt, 4280 
acre2. 

I Officers: Dr J L Roberts, president; J B S Malt- 
by, vice-president; J F Moore, secretary; D J 
Houghton, treasurer; Bank 0/ Monterey, deposi- 
tory. 

Office at Monterey City, Cal. 



"VTEW HOPE OIL CO. 

Capital ..$100,000 

100,000 shares at $1 

Location, sections 11 and 29, township 27 S R 27 
east, M D M, Kern county. 

Officers: C R Splivalo, president; W E Denni- 
son, secretaay ; C B Stone, C S Laumeister, H Du- 
tard, Thos Bishop and J W McDonald. 

Office: Room 45, 5th floor Miils Building. 



N 



EWHALL OIL AND DEV- CO, 



B 



ACHELORS' OIL CO. 



Dominion 










1 00 at 


40 


40 00 


Home Oil 










400 at 


3 55 


I420 00 




50 at 


3 65 


182 50 




50 at 


365 


1S2 50 




So at 


3 65 


182 50 




200 at 


3 65 


730 00 




50 at 


3 65 


182 50 




100 at 


3 65 


365 00 




100 at 


3 65 


365 00 




100 at 


3 70 


370 00 




100 at 


3 7o 


370 00 




100 at 


3 80 


380 00 




100 at 


3 So 


380 00 




100 at 


3 80 


380 op 




200 at 


3 85 


700 70 


100 (B 30) at 


3 95 


395 00 


200 


at 


3 9° 


780 00 


5o 


at 


4 00 


200 00 


50 


at 


3 95 


197 5p 


75 


at 


4 00 


300 op 


25 


at 


4 05 


100 25 


100 


at 


4 00 


400 00 


200 


at 


4 00 


800 00 


150 


at 


4 00 


600 00 


100 


at 


4 00 


400 00 


100 


at 


3 95 


396 00 


Petroleum Center 








30 at 


35 


10 5cp 




100 at 


35 


35 op 


San Joaquin — 










106 at 1 95 


195 ocj 




10 al 


2 00 


20 00 


Westlake — — 










5p at 90 


45 op 


Yukon- 










200 a 


I 30 


260 00 




5oat 


I 30 


75 OQ 
125 00 




100 at 


I 25 




100 a' 


I 25 


125 00 


200 


(B90) at 


I 30 


26P 00 


100 B (90) at 


1 30 


130 OQ 


200 


(S 90) at 


I 30 


130 OO 


J200 


(S 90) at 1 25 
Amouni 


225 PC 


Shares a,65o 


16,468 25 



Unlisted Oil Stocks- 

BID. ASKED 

American Fuel. .. . 55 

Bachelors 20 

California Standard 35 

Homesteak 12.50 

Kern River 9 00 

McKittrick Con 80 

Froducers and Con- 
sumers 7.00 9 00 

S. F. & McKittrick 2 50 

Sterling •. 80 

Orders for buying or selling 
stocks (Listed and Unlisted j 
promptly attended toby 

JOSFPH B. TOBLITZ 

STOCK BROKER 

Member Producers' Oil Exchange, 

Roons 9 and 10 330 Pine St. 

Telephone, Black 1773. 



Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at $1. 

Location, 1460 acres Bakersfield and Sunset. 

Officers: S F Barstow, president: W IPixley. 
1st vice president; Tyree A Bell, 2dvice-presidert; 
Ambrose Harris, secretary: H L Gear, attorney; 
Germania Trust Co., treasurer, ' 

Office, 612 Examiner Building. 



BONANZA KING OF OIL CITY. CORPORA- 
tion. 
Capital $150,000 

Location, 320 acres, Coalinga. 

Officers and Directors: R M Hotaling presi- 
dent; Sylvain Salomon, vice-president; Fred T 
Knewing, secretary; London and San Francisco 
Bank, depository; Alex Heymaun attorney: Robt. 
C Bolton, J E Byrne, H G Meyer. 

Office, 207 Montgomery street, San Francisco. 

Telephone Maiu, 5775. 



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EAR STATE OIL CO. 



Capital $200,000 

Location, Fresno county. 

Officers— Chas. Owens, president; S. Aspland, 
secretary; Geo. Buecker, treasurer; P. B. Nagle, 
Jr., attorney. 

Office, 916 Market st., room 53. 



^lYGNET PETROLEUM CO. 

Capital $150,000 

50,000 shares at $3. 

Location— Fresno county. 

Director-— Chas. L Fair, J. C. B. Hebbard, Chas, 
J. Hegi-erty, Chas. A. Lee, John C. McElroy. 

Office — s6i Parrott Building 1 . 

Tel.— South 184. 



Capitalization $2,000,000 

200,000 shares at $10. 

Incorporated under the laws of Arizona. Stock 
non-assessable. 

Location, Fresno county; section 13, townsip 19 
south, range 14 east, and sections 9, 15. 19, 21, 27 
and 29, township 19 south, range 15 east, M D B 
and M. 

Officers: W H H Hart, president; R J Davis 
secretary; W M Giaham, H J Umbseo, D E Hayes 
and W H Snedaker 

Office: 149 Crocker Bldg , San Francisco. 



£ENTURY OIL CO. 

Capital $500,000 50,000 Shares at $10 

Location, 2080 acres, comprising South ~% of Sec 
tion 22; all of Section 26; East % and Northwest 
% of Section 27; all of Section 28, Townships 
South, Range 13, M. D. M. 1120 acres, being 
Agua Caliente Tract of the Salcipuedes Raneho, 
Santa Cruz county. 160 acres, Lots 13 and 14, Sec- 
tion 6, Township 21 South, Range 10 East, M. D 
M., Coalinga District. 

Officers. Charles L. Pierce, President; W. E. 
von Johannsen, Secretary; John Alexander and 
Ludwig Schunemann (Hamburg), Wm. Hall. 
(Portland.) 

Office: 220 California street, San Franciseo, 
Rooms 5 and 7. European office: 64 Kaiser Wil- 
helm sirasse, Hamburg, Germany, Portland 
(Or.) office: 40 Washington Building. 

Write us for particulars. Shares $1.50 each. 



pQUITABLE OIL CO. 

Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5. 

Locat,on: Kern county: Southwest \£ of section 
1, township 25 south, range 17 east M D M. 

Officers: Chas Bone, president; J H Sayre, sec- 
retary; Eugene de Sabla, M A Christesen and R 
C Atkins. 

Office: 405 Montgomery street, room 5. 



FERNDALE PETROLEUM OIL AND DEV 
CO. 

Capital $100,000, 

ioc.ooo shares at $1. 
Location: 600 acres, five miles northwest of 
Santa Paula, Ventura county. 

Officers: A. C. Dietz, president; R. E. de B. 
Lopez, vice-president; Charles H. Cushing, secre- 
tary; Frank Ench, treasurer. 

Office: Room 21, 222 Sansome street. San Fran- 
cisco. 



{JREAT NORTHERN OIL CO. 

Capital $600,000 

600,000 shares at $1. 

Location: Controls 1280 acres at the junction of 
the Coalinga and Union iol belts, Fresno and San 
Benito counties, 

Officers: Hon. W, J. Westerfield, president; W. 
B. Dennison, secretary and treasurer. 

Office: 783 Market street, San Francisco, 



Capital $500,00 

500,000 shares at $1.' 

Location: 5227 acres in a tract eight miles east 
and west and one mile wide on northerly slope of 
San Fernando range; on boundary line between 
Ventura and Los Angeles counties, 

Officers: George A. Newhall, president; Henry 
J. Crocker, vice-president; E. W, Newhall, secre- 
tary; Henry G. NewhaU, consulting engineer. 

Office: 307 Sansome street, Sap Francisco., 



QIL BASIN PETROLEUM CO. 

Capital. ,,> $6pp,ooo 

60,000 shares at $10. 

Location: 160 acres in Kettleman Plains,. Kings 
county. 

Officers: J H Moore, president; C C Curtis, 
vice-president; L A PrussQ, secretary; ENPrusso. 
treasurer; F K Bowden, trustee. ' - 1 

Office- 67 No. First street, San Jose, Cal. 



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RISNTAL OIL COMPANY. 



Cr.pital ' $100,000 

ioo.r-oo shares at $1. 

Location: SE# Sec. '26, Twp. 23 S., R. 17 E., 
Kings county, Kreyenhagen OiJ District. 

Officers: L B McMurtry, president; H H Har- 
low, vice-president; E W Kay, setetary and rrtan- 
ager. 

Office. Room 506 Pa rott Bldg., San Francisco. 

"DETROLEUM CENTER OI-n CO ■ ~ 

Capital $500,000 

500. 000 shares at $j.qcj 

Location: Kern county. 640 acres in section 8, 
township 28 south, range 28 east, 20 acres m. the 
SE^ of section 28, same township and range, and 
80 acres in section 13, township 29 south; range 28 
east. 

Officers— Alexander Rannie, president; E. F 
Beck, general manager; A. J. Strattqn, secretary; 
H. M. McKenney, vice-president.' Chas. Teague. 

Office — Room 29, Third floor Mills, building, ' 



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EX CRUDE OIL COMPANY. 



Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5 

Location, Los Angeles county. ' 

Officers and directors: Henry J Crocker, pres- - 
ident; Wendell Easton, vice-president;. W.'S 
Armstrong, secretary; F W Sumner, E W Run- 
yon, George W Henderson, H F Bulwef, Geo. 
Easton, J L Rathbone, C S Benedict. 

Office: 638 Market street, San Fraucjsco, CaL 



"VTUKON CRUDE OIL CO. 

-Capital $250,000 

100,000 shares at $2.50 

Location, Los Angeles county. 

Officers and directors: Henry J Crocker, pres- 
ident; Wendell Easton, vice-president; W S Arm- 
strong, secretary; Prince A Ponitowski, E WB\iu- 
yon, C S Benedict, Geo. Easton, Jno F Merrill, F 
W Sumner and Geo W Henderson. ' 

Office 638 Market street, San Francisco. 



EIGS, 



I have five rigs which I 
will se - 1 rent or superin- 
tend. Can furnish ex- 
perienced drillers. Will 
take stock in well-located 
company. Can furnish 
best of references as to 
experience, and reliabil- 
ity. Address, 

" DRILLER " 

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BOX 305 BAKERSFIELD, CAL, 



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San Francisco & McKittrick 



Controls 900 acres alxmt three 
miles northw McKittrick 

(Kern county 1 and '.. mile from 
the largest well in the district. 



A limited amount of stock 

offered at $2.50 per share. 



Will mail prospectus if desired. 



H. U. MAXFIELD. Scc'ty. 
Room \. Fourth Ploot Mills Building 

SAN FRANCISCO. 
Telephone Red 3616. 



I. Zcllcrbach I C. Zellerloch. A. Zcllcrbach 

A. ZELLERBACH & SONS 

THE PAPER HOUSE. 

416, 418, 420, 422, 424, 426 
Sansome St.. - San Francisco. 



Paper and Paper Bags, Twine 
and Supplies of every description 
incidental to the trade. 



We carry the Largest Stock. Our prices are 
Equitable. 

Tel. Main, 1133. 



Fine Printing 



If you need a 



Prospectus 



Circular 



Folder, Etc. 



CALL AT THE 



Pacific 
Oil Reporter 



318 Pine Street 



BARKER RANCH 
Oil Company 

Holds a twenty-year lease of the 
whole of the well-known Barker 
Ranch in 4. 5. 6, 29-29, bounded I'm 
2«4 miles on one side by Kern 
River. 

\The Bakersfield oil territory has 
already proven one of great size 
and rare richness of sand, and de- 
velopment is rapidly moving near- 
er and nearer to this property. 

The Pioneer well in the middle 
of it, is down 405 feet and a seep 
age of oil has already been en- 
countered. 
CAPITAL - - $200,000 

Size of Holdings, 1120 acres. 

Title U. S. Patent. Treasury 
stock for development purposes 
alone for sal: at $1.15 per share 

DIRECTORS 
President .... \j. SAMUELS 

Vice-President - J. DALZELL BROWN 

Secretary - - - FRANK KOENIG 

T- G. CROTHEE.S, MAURICE V. SAMUELS 

—OFFICE AT 
KOENIG'S 123 Kearny St. 

SAN FRANCISCO. 



Incorporated Oct. 3, 1899. 
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NEW HOPE OIL CO. 

Capital $100,000 
100,000 Shares : : at $1.00 



This Company owns 1280 acres of patented land, 
sections 11 and 29, township 27 S, range 27 east, 
M. D. M., Kern Co. California. 



C. R. Splivalo, Italian Paste Co., 307 Battery 
St,. San Francisco. 

C. S. Laomeister, Flour Mills, 1S4 Mission St., 
San Francisco. 

H, Ddtard, Wholesale Grain and Commission 
Merchant, 125 Davis St., San Francisco. 

C. B. Stone, Manager San Francisco Breweries 
Ltd., 240 Second St.. San Francisco. 

Thos. B. Bishop, Attorney, Bishop and Wheeler, 
532 Market street, San Francisco. 

J. W. McDonald, President and and General 
Manager City Street Improvement Co., Mills 
Bldg, San Francisco. 

W. E. Dennison, President Steiger Terra Cotta 
& Pottery Works, 1556 Market St.. San Francisco. 

OFFICERS: 

C. R, Splivalo President 

W. E, Dennison Secretary 



General Office, Room 45, 
FifthFIoon, Mills Building S. F. 



HI Basin Petroleum Co. 



Capital Stock, 



$600,000 



60,000 shares 
Par value, $10.00. 



Board of Directors — J H Moore, 
President; C C Curtis, vice-presi- 
dent; LA Prusso, secretary; E N 
Prusso, treasurer; F K Bowden. 
trustee, 



Commercial & Savings Bank, San 
Jose, Depository. 



A limited amount of stock for sale 
at $1.50 per share. 



Main Office 67 North First Street San 
dose, Telephone Red 1963. 



OIL LAND FOR SALE 
or LEASE. 

T. H. CHANDLER, 

Room 3, Fourth Floor, Mills Bldg. 





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Scald's Business College use ..30 
Southern l'acihc Co. system .47 

Western Union Tel Co 

S. F. Public Schools now use. .43 

S. P, Call '• j, 

Hale Bros " ,.,.1. 

Viavi Co. " . . 12. 



Cogswell College 

Millet, Scott & Sloss 



Get information from us about 
the new SPEED Device. 



L. & M. ALEXANDER & 

no Montgomery St 

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CO. 

S. F. 



If You Want 0,™™" 

in any of the best localities in the 
State call on 

BEGGS& GUTTER, 

240 Montgomery St. 

100 choice Nome Claims for Sale 



Capital 100,000 shares, par value of $5. 

OE->. W, TURNER PRESIDENT. 

Property located in Kern County, near Mc- 
Kittrick, and in Santa Clara County, near Alma. 

A limited amount of stock is now offered at 
$1.00 per share, payable in installments of 20 per 
cent, monthly. 

Will mail Prospectus if desired. 

CHAS. F. BURKS, Secretary, 
321 Safe Deposit Building, San Francisco. 



Bovard & Seyfang M'fg Co. 



MANUFACTURERS OF 



Stationary and Portable Boilers, Steam Engines, 

Iron Tanks, Rig Iron Outfits, Drilling and Fishing Tools 

And everything needed to drill and operate 

Oil, Gas & Artesian Wells 

Manufacturers agents for 

Tubing, Casing, Pipe Fittings, Valves Etc. 

Natural Gas Plants a Specialty. Cable address, "Boang" A B C & Private Codes 

BRADFORD, PA., U. S. A. 



The Great Northern 
Oil Company©^ 

Controls 1280 acres at the junc- 
tion of the Coalinga and Union 
oil belts, Fresno and San Benito 
counties. 



Capitalized at $600,000, in 600,000 
shares, par value $1.00. 

STOCK NON-ASSESSABLE. 



A Limited No. of Shares of Treasury Stock 
will be Sold at $1 per Share. 

Prospectuses furnished on appli- 
cation. 
Main Office, - - 783 Market St 

HON. W. J. WESTERMELD, President 
W. B. DENNISON, Secretary and Treasurer. 



WISEMAN'S LAND BUREAU 

237 W 1st. street 

Los Anfeeles, California. (Established 1885 



Headquarters for School and Government 
Lands in California. School Land only $1.25 an 
acre, on easy terms. Lands abound in all eoun- 
ties; require no condition as to residence or occu- 
pation. Cheapest, salest and surest investment 
in America to man or woman. Send stamp for 
our land book 



PIPE FOR SALE. 



2000 feet, 5 inch, Dipped, Standard 
Iron Pipe, Screw Joint. As good as new 
For Sale Cheap. 
SANTA BARBARA ICE CO. 



Continental Oil And Development Company 



INCORPORATED. 



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Only 6,000 Shares 

Of which 1500 were put on the market at $10.00 per share. 
This company owns 1096 acres of the richest oil land in the entire belt 
Township 19, range 14, near Oil City. 

960 acres but a short distance from the famous section 20 where 
the first big strike was made. 

THE CONTINENTAL owns all of section 22, and half of section 
28, Township 19, Range 14, also 100 acres in Kings county in the 
AVENAL. DISTRICT. The' company has about 

2oo SHARES 

of stock to offer at the above figure. For maps and further particulars 
call on or address 

A. E. RUDELL, Secretary 
222 Sansome St. San Francisco, Cal, f 




Main Shops. 



office, 

MARIETTA, OHIO 




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ment of one of the 



Best Oil Locations In California 



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Full particulars at 



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San Francisco, Room IB. 




PARKE & LACY CO. 

21 & 23 FREMONT ST., SAN FRANCISCO. 



Contracted Waist Water Front Fire-box, 
Oil Well Boiler. Made in two sizes, 
20 and 25 Horse Power. 



Engines, Boilers and Pumps for 

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ITheT&test ircppsved rwaxbiperv *nd t?als. 
I Reading Casing *r?d Tubing. 

Warehouses at L^Ameles. &akersfiel&, 

flain@ffice grg/ioptb Los Armeies street 
LosAmgeles..cal. 

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The Diamond Oil Company owns 640 acres 
of the best oil land in the celebrated McKittrick 
District, in Kern county, California, with per- 
ect title. 

At present there are twenty-four flowing and 
producing oil wells in this district, producing 
several thousand barrels a day. 

The Diamond Oil Company's land is in town- 
ship 29 south, range 21 east, M. D. M„ in Kern 
county, in the McKittrick District, six miles 
from the railroad and within five miles of the 
great flowing McKinsey well, and by the re- 
ports of two of the best oil expert geological 
surveyors of the Pacific Coast pronounced to 
be the best of oil land. 

Only a limited amount of stock wiii be sold 
at fifty cents per share, and the value of the 
stock will double as soon as active work begins, 
as we are in the heart of the richest and most 
productive oil belt in California. 




OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. 



Hon. E. D. Berri - - - President 
Gbn. W. H. Seamans - Vice-President 

W. W. Allen Sr., 

Secretary and General Manager 
Counmur Bank Depository 



DIRECTORS 

W. H. SEAMANS 
AdJ otaat-General State of California 
I. J. TRUMAN 
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PHILLIP LA WRENCH. 

Assistant Secretary of State, South Dakota 

JOHNJBNKIN 

Barrow, Wade, Guthrie & Co, Accountant^ 

London, Manchester, New York, San Pranciaaa, 

WM PA-RDY, 

Racine Statea Building, Loan & Ravinga Society 

San PranciacD. 

K. D. BERRI 

C— 11 Dealer, 8an F ranc tsoe 

V. C ALBBRGKR 
Civil Engineer, San Francisco 
GEO. L. HARRIS 
United States Navy, retired 
W.W.ALLEN.SR. 
Attorney-at-law, San Francisco 



A Limited Number of Shares For Sale at Fifty Cents each. 
Office: Rooms 417-413 Parrot* Building, No. 855 Market St., San Francisco Telephone, Mint 1682 



One of the Best Oil Districts in California 



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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY. 

Abundant Indications ofl Petroleum al no 
Great Depth. 

A District That is. Raplul) Cominji in the Front As 
An Oil Produc. 



Within the next few months 
Cont- 11 be the 

activity in oil op- 
erate 

Already there are a numbi 
•anies operating in Contra 
unty and that some of 
these will not only soon ha\ 
at work, but will succeed in strik- 
ing oil in large quantities is ap- 
parently a forgone conclusion. 

No county in the state bas more 
or better indications of oil than 
has Contra Costa county. These 
indications are not simply 
confined to seepages, which may 
or may not prove the existence 
of large pools of oil beneath the 
surface, hut there are also geologi- 
cal proofs in the rock formation 
and outcroppings. which to one 
experienced in searching for oil 
indications tell an unmistakable 
story of the presence of oil below. 

At the invitation of gentlemen 
interested in oil properties iu Con- 
tra Costa county, a representative 
of the Pacific Oil Re porter 
paid a visit to the yet undeveloped 



four miles west and a little south 
of this bluff where the first oil in 
arc manifest This cm 
yon runs in a westerly direction 
up into the range of foothills, and 
al>out two miles up this canyon 
are the oil indications which more 
than thirty yean ago induced 

some gentlemen to lirst exploit the 
locality for oil. One of the illus- 
trations given on this page shows 



natcd with oil. and the water and 
to the hole ... 

pumped out. 
h'ive minutes pumping will cause 

the small stream which flows al the 

.ercd 
with oil, and i one even 

inexperienced that there must be 

iway where oil 

- in large quantities, and from 

which place it seeps through the 

sandstone to the surface. The lust 

licis lor oil drilled a well with 
primitive tools, intending to go to 
a depth of 400 feet. At 150 feet 
they Struck oil. but lost their drill 
by getting it wedged in the well. 
They obtained from the well at this 
slight depth more than fifteen bar- 




Where winch hole was drilled in Sandstone,;in ■ 1864. 



bal while 
, oil in aim id in 

the southern extremity of th 
'Joaquin Valley, oil of a lighter and 
more valuable quality should exist 
; in greater abundance in the north- 
ern portion of the valley. 

The opinion of these experts has 
[influenced some of the leading men 
intra Costa county, residing in 
Antioch, Brentwood, Maitine/. and 
other places to organize companies 
for the purpose of drilling wells. 
These companies represent such 
men as the Hon. C. M. Helshaw, 
the Assemblyman of Contra Costa; 
R. Harkinson. cashier of the An- 
tioch bank; R. G. Dean, agent of 
the California Wharf and Ware- 
house Company at Brentwood; 1.. 
R. Mead, proprietor of Byron Hot 
Springs and secretary of the Risdor. 
Iron Works, and Hon. Frank Mc- 
Gowan of San Francisco. These 
gentlemen have incorporated the 
Contra Costa Oil and Petroleum 
Company, and control over 3000 
acres of land, lying in two tracts, 
located about seven miles southwest 
of Antioch. A railroad runs within 
a mile and a half of these proper- 
ties, so that the matter of transpor- 
tation can be easily solved. A road 
can easily be built from the county 
road to the place where it is ex- 
pected to commence drilling opera- 
tions. Tide water is only eight 
miles distant, so that in case an 
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Ei£ht Miles From Antioch. 



fields which lie near Antioch, about 
six or eight miles to the southwest 
in the foothills of the range which 
marks the beginning of the San 
Joaquin plains. About three 
miles from Antioch were seen the 
first indications of oil in the shape 
of banks of sand, located in section 
25. Here a high bank has been 
cut away and exposes an abrupt 
face about thirty feet high. The 
sand is identical with that which 
is brought to the surface from the 
oil wells located in the southern 
portion in the San Joaquin valley, 
and on the face of the blufl the oil 
has exuded, and the oil-soaked 
sand rock can be easily removed 
from the face of the bluff. The 
ocality known as Oil Canyon lies 



where the sandstone rock was 
drilled in '64 by the first prospect- 
ors. The hole in the rock is about 
three inches in, diameter and en- 
ters the rock about five feet. 

General R. R. Veale, the pres- 
ent sheriff of Contra Costa county, 
and who has abundant faith in the 
oil possibilities of the region, dis- 
covered this hole in his search for 
oil indications some months ago, 
and had it cleaned out. The result 
is that it affords the same proof 
of the presence of oil, which 
prompted the original oil operators 
in Contra Costa to attempt to find 
oil by drilling more than thirty 
years ago. An improvised pump, 
made of an iron rod wrapped with 
cloth and pushed down this hole, 



rels of "heavy, greenish colored 
oil," which the late Mr. Wakelee of 
San Francisco, a druggist and chem- 
ist, pronounced to be the finest 
quality of lubricating oil. The 
company then abandoned the en- 
terprise, expecting to resume, and 
as an evidence they left the pump- 
ing rod in the well, from whence it 
may be seen projecting to this day 
though forced to one side by a sub- 
sequent landslide Owing to a 
shortness of funds, further develop- 
ment work was suspended and has 
not been resumed to this day. 

Competent experts have said 
that the geological formation of the 
northern portion of the San Joa- 
quin Valley, especially that part of 
it which pertains to Contra Costa 



pipe line can easily be constructed 
to Antioch. Coal for fuel is offered 
at cost of production, and only two 
miles away. 

There is plenty of wood and 
water .n the vicinity. The San 
Francisco market is less than fifty 
miles distant, and the saving on 
transportation alone will afford an 
increased margin of profits of the 
products. This company has been 
stocked for $500,000 — 500,000 shares 
at $1 each. 

It is proposed to commence act- 
ive development work when 
enough treasury stock has been 
sold to secure in the treasury the 
sum of $10,000, thus preparing 
abundant capital for developmen 
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necessary. The bulk of this is al- 
ready secured. 

The directors of the company 
have sufficient faith in its success 
to back their opinion by their own 
coin. Their associates, who reside 
in the vicinity, have also subscribed 
for stock, and enough is now in 
sight to guarantee the immediate 
commencement of drilling opera- 
operations. 

J. H. Cruikshank, who was one 
of the original drillers of the first 
well in '64. says: 

"Ed. Bartlet and myself took a 
contract to sink a six inch hole 400 
feet in depth about 75 feet from 
the'-first one further down the 
guleh. At a depth of 150 feet we 
got quite a flow of oil. We put in 
a pump and got 15 barrels of oil. 
The oil all comes out of the sand 
rock which pitches about 45 de- 
grees (to the north.) The water 
is brackish. The rod must be one 
of the pump rods, as they were 
about one inch square being the 



only ones we used. The drain 
box you speak of led the water 
from the first well to the creek, 
the slide must have been from the 
hill on the opposite side of the 
gulch from the well. The rock is 
of a blue shale with lots of cement 
boulders in it. You can see 
them on the surface. We were at 
a depth of 300 feet when the tools 
got stuck, the rope broke, and 
they are there yet. The color of 
the oil is dark green and very 
heavy. Wakelee, the chemist of 
San Francisco, claimed it to be of 
the very best quality." 

The testimony of Mr. Cruikshank 
is corroborated by that of others 
who have personal knowledge of 
the successful developments made 
in this locality in former years 
Experts have examined Contr 
Costa county, and unanimously de- 
clare that this portion of the state 
will if properly developed become 
a great producer of a superior qual- 
ity of oil. 



/'The main office of the Contra 
Costa Oil and Petroleum Company 
is in the Hearst Building, San 
Francisco, in the office of W. G. 
Griffith, the attorney, and success- 
ful promotor of oil companies, such 
as the Independence, whose suc- 
cessful strike of oil recently has 
brought this company into promi- 
nence. Mr. Griffith is one of the 
promotors of the Contra Costa Oil 
and Petroleum Company, and has 
the greatest faith that an abun- 
dance of oil will be obtained on the 
lands of the company. 



Struck It Rich. 

Sometime ago Judge M. L. Short 
of this city purchased a few thou- 
sand shares in an oil company at 
Bakersfield. Nothing was heard 
of his purchase until today. Dr. 
Hare of Fresno, president of the 
company, came down today and 
brought good news with him. He 
informed Mr.-Shortthat they had 
sunk a well upon their twenty 
acres and that in three and one- 



half days they had a 400 foot hole 
which will undoubtedly develop 
into a 100-barrel well. The Judge 
feels pretty happy over his good 
luck and says it is the first time he 
ever struck it rich. — Hanford Sen- 
tinel. 

Wanted. 

A promotor or a number of par- 
ties to organize an Oil Company to 
develop 80 actes of Patented Oil 
Land in the Coalinga district, 
Fresno county. Address, "Owner" 
this office. 



UNDEVELOPED OIL LANDS 

f Should be Protected £g> 
By Scrip Locations.^) 



U.S. Scripand warrants for survey 
and unsurveyed lands for sale and guar- 
anteed by 

F. A. HYDE, 
415 Montgomery St 

SAN FRANCISCO. 



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NEW OIL FIELDS 



The Great Work Hclu£ Done In 
Ventura Counts 

The boom in oil r; .-.ling 

all ' hem Californ: 

leading to the opening up of new 
fields in alrm 

companies starting up daily, 
and hitherto unprospected lands 
being located. 

Amidst all the rush ami ka 
ment Ventura county, the Queen 
of the oil territories, continues her 
production, daily increasing it in 
quantity and gradually improving 
in price. 

In the old fields north of I'iru 
City. Fillmore, Santa Paula, . 
the valley at Bardsdale, and all 
along the range to Newhall, new 
derricks can be seen rising clean 
and bright amongst their weather- 
stained comrades. 

In the districts north of Santa 
Paula things are lively. The 
old wells in the Silver Thread 
district, operated by the Union 
and capital companies and Sen- 
ator Bard, continues to produce. 
Several new wells have been sunk 
and the general tendency is to get 
farther back in the mountains, for 
the strata dip northward toward 
it, and although the wells have to 
be sunk deeper, the results justify 
the work, for the wells are better 
producers and yield a highergrav- 
ity of oil. Going eastward tow- 
ards the famous Echo canyon, 
with its beautiful waterfall, the 
Ferndale company is commencing 
work on some very promising 
ground in the same belt. They 
should certainly be rewarded, for 
close to them fine shale, thorough- 
ly impregnated with oil has been 
struck, at between 600 and 700 feet 
Next to the Ferndale, the Aquila 
Oil and Mineral Co., of Los An- 
geles, has a large block of excel- 
lent territory, on which the man- 
agers are now making arrange- 
ments to contract for sinking a 
well. There are good oil seepages 
in several canyons. In their 
licho Canyon property is a pros- 
pect sunk 60 feet producing good 
heavy oil. Water is always at 
hand in this country for working. 

Coming southward over the top 
of Mt. Cayetana one comes on 
to the wells of the Loma Oil Com- 
pany, about three miles from 
Santa Paula. The best producing 
well is down about 1300 feet, the 
gravity 37, and the production suf- 
ficient to lubricate anybody's bank 
account. A fine oil stratum runs 
eastward to Fillmore, cropping in 
many places, and westward across 
the Mupu valley to Sulphur Moun- 
tain. Following the trend west- 
ward one comes to the O'Hara 
wells, which are old producers. 
The first one sunk some thirteen 
or fourteen years ago, is still pump- 
ing, although only sunk 60 feet; 
the gravity is 23. Three other 
wells are steady producers and are 
down only some 350 feet. The 
Aquilla Oil and Mineral Company 
is arranging for sinking a well on 



^ t'le Mupu sirc.ir.i 
comes to the '.pbur 

mountain, the Mecca • 

pros) r here | 

by 

means of tunne ng length 

the nil b obtained from the n 
tain. The tunnels arc run in 
from ■ feet, according to 

location. The oil and water flow 
out together and are settled in 
deep troughs. A* the oil collects 
at the surface it is pumped into 
tanks and shipped: the w.r 
used for agricultural put]. 
These tunnels have a varying pin 
duction running from a few bar- 
rels up tn in and 5<i a day, but it 
must be borne in mind that then- 
is no expense attached to their 
operation. The owner of a tun- 
nel producing 25 barrels dail- 
cently refused $ 100.000 for it. The 
oil is of light gravity, about 28 to 
32. All of the wells that are 
pumped are run by gas engines. 
the gas being abundant. North of 
and on the other side of Sulphur 
Mountain are the Sespe Sulphur 
Springs, and the Ojai Asphaltum 
beds. These latter form a val- 
uable deposit which will some day 
be utilized. They extend for 
miles and in some places are hun- 
dreds of feet thick. 

It is reported that the Loma 
Company on Mt. Cayetana, has 
within the last two weeks struck 
a flowing well. 

R. S. Baverstock. 

In Los Angeles Mining Review. 



bulk 

pkriti 

no know 

ml it 

able belief that full 

re hidden at lowei 
levels, the <nl of the 1" 

- of light* 
probabl) mi. re abund 

Oil Cit> Land for Sale. 
The property known as the Blur 

Wing has been platted an. I jut 

Phis 
and is located in Fresno county, 

cm the northwest quartet of section 
township 19 smith, range 15 

east, and is adjacent to the Oil City 
gushers. Title perfect. Address 
Owner." linx 2065 San Fran 
or phone !•'. Falck, 1706 Steiner. 



Life of Wells. 

A great many people are asking 
how long the oil wells of California 
will last. There will be great in- 
equality in this respect, but there is 
reason to believe that the petrol- 
eum industry will be as great a 
century hence as at present, at 
least, as the field is such that it will 
take many years tooutlineit, while 
the present individual wells will 
without question be producing 
many years from now. The oldest 
wells in the state are those known 
as No. 6, in the Ojai valley, Ven- 
tura county, they have been 
pumped for over twenty years. 
There are other wells which have 
dwindled down and become practi- 
cally vulueless in less time, but they 
have reached but the first oil sand 
generally, and there is a chance to 
renew their life by deepening to 
the second oil sand. In California 
the deepest wells are but about 
1800 feet, while those of Pennsyl- 
vania usually range between 2000 
and 3000 teet. In the latter State 
there are wells which have been 
producing steadily for thirty-five 
years, and seme of those in Cali- 
fornia will last even longer, for the 
reason that the oil sand is deeper 
and the oil is heavier, thus making 
its exit from the rock in which it is 
imprisoned more slowly. There are 
fields like the Kern river, McKit 
trick and Whittier, Puente and 
Fullerton, where the oil sand ranesg 
above 200 feet in thickness gener- 



For Sale. 



Two Second-hand Standard Drilling 
Machines, three Second-hand Standarp 
Oil Country Drilling Rigs, 

CHARLES W. DOYVMS. 

6S21 Mnnchester Ave.. St. Louis, Mo. 



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—FOR— 

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Sand Lines, etc., Jt 

Block Clips, 
Jfc Clamps, Sheaves, etc. 



John A. Roebling's Sons Co 

255-27 FREMONT ST., 

San Francisco, Cal. 



Works, Trenton, New Jersey. 



ti oil 
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than 
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Ensign & Mcfiuffick 

Dealers it, all kinds of 

Lubricating =:= Oils 

PAINTS, 

VARNISHES, ETC. 
GLOBE PACKING 



We are agents for 

Crude Petroleum for Fuel. 

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for Marine and Stationary Engines 



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Telephone, 5320, 



FOR LEASE and FOR SALE 



Land in the Kettlemau Hills, 
being three-quarters of section 12, 
one quarter of section 13, one-half 
of section 14, one-quarter of sec- 
tion 22, township 23 south, range 
18 east; also south half of section 
26, township 21 south, range 17 
east. Part of this land is for sale 
cheap, the balance will be leased 
for a term often years as oil land. 
For further information address, 

J. S. LUDINGTON, 
Selma : : : Cal. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 

Published Weekly 

The Oil authority of the Pacific Coast 



W B. WINN, Editor arid Publisher. 



Office and Editorial Rooms 

318 Pine Street, San Francisco 

Telephone, Bush, 176 



TERMS 

One Year $2 50 

Six Months 1 50 

Three Months 1 on 

31 ngle Copies roc 

STRICTIvY IN ADVANCE 

MONEY should be sent by Postal Order, Draft 
or Regi stered Letter addressed to Pacific Oil Re- 
porter, 318 Pine street, San Francisco, room 
29. Communications must be accompanied by 
writer's name and address, not necessarily for 
publication, but as a guarantee of pood faith. 



Entered in the Postoffice at San Francisco, Cal. 
as second-class matter. 



FRIDAY tYPRIL, 27 1900 



Company can develop the Califor- 
nia fields'themselves and thus enter 
the field as local competitors, it may 
be answered that the company 
thus far owns absolutely no oil ter- 
ritory in California, does not oper- 
ate a single well, and apparently is 
not seeking to buy land or operate 
wells, reports to the contrary not- 
withstanding. Any one who may 
be endeavoring to inj ure legitimate 
California oil propositions by assert- 
ing the Standard Oil monopoly will 
drive California oil producers out of 
business, either does not know 
what he is talking about, or else is 
influenced by some jealous motive 
which prompts him to decry a really 
trustworthy and financially sound 
proposition. 



A subscriber who is obvious- 
ly of an over- 
No Danger cautious disposi- 
From the tion writes the 

Standard Oil. Pacific Oil 
Reporter, ask- 
ing if there is not great danger of 
the Standard Oil monopoly getting 
control of the California oil prod- 
uct and thus knocking all the prod- 
uct from the producers. 

That such a danger does not 
threaten California producers is 
evident to any one who will give 
the matter careful consideration. 

In the first place the bulk of the 
California product is a crude oilfor 
manufacturing purposes, and of 
this the supply does not begin to 
equal the demand, which as yet 
has but commenced. Factories as 
yet have hardly begun to use oil 
instead of coal, for the reason the 
supply of oil is as yet so limited. 
As the Standard Oil Company does 
not ship any crude oil for fuel pur- 
poses, there is no danger of its try- 
ing to interfere in the matter of 
entering into competition with the 
California producers of crude oil 
for fuel purposes, 

When it comes to competing 
with California illuminating oil 
here again the Standard does 
not threaten the California pro- 
ducer, for two reasons: The pres- 
ent output of California illuminat- 
ing oil is but a fractional part of 
that consumed on the Paeific Coast, 
and hardly any of it is exported, 
Therefore for a long time at least 
the Standard Oil monopoly need 
not fear the competition of the 
California product. 

If the output of California oil be- 
comes so large as to meet the wants 
of local consumption and also that 
of the export trade, even then the 
Standard Oil Company will be un- 
able to successfully compete with 
the California producers, on ac- 
count of the extra expense entailed 
in transportation. It is foolish to 
assume the Standard Oil Company 
can bring oil from Pennsylvania, 
Ohio and West Virginia, and sell it 
in competition with the California 
product. 

If it is argued the Standard Oil 



action of some of the "scrippers" 
in annoying the developing pro- 
gram installed by the company, 
all active operations have been 
abandoned for the present, and 
until the rights and title to the lo 
cations can be determined. The 
Western had begun great work in 
the direction of proving to the 
world the value of that territory as 
oil lands, and it is to be regretted 
that circumstances have arisen 
that shuts down their works, as 
they were leading in a movement 
to establish the worth or un worth 
of a large range of country as re- 
gards its wealth as of oil bearing 
sand. 



CALIFORNIA ROCK OIL. 



Those who ought to know de- 
clare that Contra 
Oil in Costa county will 

Contra Costa be one of the 
County. best oil produc- 

ing counties in 
the state. This opinion is held not 
only by geologists whoseopinion is 
based purely on scientific theories, 
but by practical oil men whose ex- 
periences in Pennsylvania, Ohio 
and elsewhere enable them to read 
the writings of rocks and hills as 
correctly as they are read by those 
who claim to be scientists. All of 
these — theorists as well as pratical 
oil men — declare that Contra Costa 
county will soon be producing an 
abundant supply of superior oil, 
which can be marketed easily and 
at small expense. 

On this account much space is 
devoted in this edition to the oil 
prospects of this county, and it is 
hoped that the information given 
will encourage early and extensive 
development of the Contra Costa 
field. 

Rudolph Spreckels has stopped 
his drilling op- 
Suicidal Policy erations in the 
Of Scrippers. region south of 
the Kettleman 
hills, and all development work in 
this new and promising oil field 
has ceased. 

Mr. Spreckels had expended all 
ready several thousand dollars in 
the purchase of land and oil well 
machinery, and would have dem- 
onstrated in a few weeks whether 
or no there was oil in this region. 
But "scrippers" gotin their deadly 
work, and by jumping land and 
otherwise bothering the operations 
of Mr. Spreckels, have finally 
caused him to cease entirely the 
development work which promised 
so much for this portion of the 
state. 

In speaking of this the Hanford 
Sentinel says: 

"D. R. Cameron, the local man- 
ager and one of the directors of the 
Western Oil Refining Company 
that is now on the location south of 
Huron in Kern county, received 
word recently to stop the shipment 
ot the fresh meat supply from here 
to that camp known as the White 
City, until further notice. The 
White City camp has been a busy 
one for a couple of months, and 
the reason for the order above re- 
ferred to is, that because of the 



A paper published in the Vir- 
ginia oil fieldssays: 
Oil Famine An oil famine is 
Predicted, predicted for the 
not distant future. 
The startling announcement is 
made that the world's oil produc- 
tion is materially decreasing.while, 
as is well known, the demand is 
steadily increasing. The oil pro- 
ducing territory of the United 
States has been narrowed down 
until Ohio, West Virginia and 
Pennsylvania are practically the 
only producing states of the 
Union, and it is an indisputable 
fact that the production of these 
states will not, in fact cannot, 
meet the demand of the whole 
country, especially since there has 
been a decided falling of in the 
production of these states recently 
But few new fields of importance 
have been discovered, and there 
is an extreme scarcity of pro- 
ductive territory.- That ijn oil 
famine is inevitable unless new 
fields are discovered soon is be- 
ginning to be generally recognized 
True, good strikes are being made, 
but the great majority of these are 
being made in extensions of old 
producing fields. Although in 
the southwest there is consider- 
able prospective territory to be 
developed, yet the prospects for 
material change in the situation, 
so far as production is concerned 
are not bright, much less flatter- 
ing. 

The Independence. 

A telegram on Wednesday stated 
that the Independence, on section 
28, Coalinga district, had struck 
another stratum of oil sand at 830 
feet, which yielded a better and 
more abundant oil than the 50 feet 
of oil sand struck at 750 feet. This 
is great news, not only for the In- 
dependence peple, but for all the 
companies now operating in the 
district. 

Petroleum Center. 

Well No. 4 is now down 250 feet, 
and the company is putting upthe 
derrick for No. 5. A new rig has 
been ordeted', and drilling will com- 
mence on 24, 28-27 on or before May 
21. Wells Nos. 2 and 3 are finished 
and each has 125 feet of oil sand. 
The company has just let a contract 
for a complete pumping plant. 



A Company That Will Soon Drill 
at Coalinga. 

Since the strike of the Inde- 
pendence Oil Company at Coalinga 
there has been increased activity 
among the companies controlling 
land in the vicinity of Oil City and 
particularly in Section 28. Among 
the new companies beginning 
active operations is the California 
Rock Oil Company. This company 
is composed of the following 
Directors: Duncan Hayne (Presi- 
dent), William Craig (Vice-Presi- 
dent), Victor Seawell (Secretary), 
M. E. Stanford, W. C. Herbert, H. 
G. Stevenson, D. T. C. Perkins. 

The company controls 120 acres 
of land in Oil City and are now 
erecting derricks and making active 
preparations to commence boring 
two wells at the same time. Each 
well will be on a separate 40 acres. 
They will thereby be enabled to 
fully test their territory, and they 
have every assurance that they 
will make a successful strike, by 
reason of the fact that on the two 
wells that have been bored on Sec- 
tion 28 both have been successful 
far beyond expectation. By reason 
of the sub-strata formations on this 
territory experienced drillers have 
found little trouble in going down 
the necessary depth, meeting with 
no obstacle to cause long delays. 

The California Rock-Oil Com- 
pany owns in addition to their 
leases at Coalinga 700 acres of 
choice oil territory in San Benito 
count}', likewise 40 acres in the 
Kettleman hills, in Kings county, 
and are also negotiating for terri- 
tory in the McKittrick and Kern 
River districts. 

The gentlemen who are inter- 
efted in the development of this 
enterprise are men of push and 
business understanding, and they 
say that they will be producing oil 
on section 28 by the 1st of July, 
barring accident. 



OIL WELL 
Casing 

(BOSTON BRAND) 

Line Pipe 

Steam Pumps 
Valves and Fittings 
Belting 



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% 



G. E. Place, of Los Angeles 
no longer represents this paper in 
any:caapaciy. 



rane 



Co. 



H. T. LALLY, Man'ger 

23-25 FIRST ST, 1 

24 FREMONT ST. j 

San Francisco, Cal. 



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THE STERLING. 



One ol the Bnrrn— tmt Companies 
Operating In Kern DUtrlct. 
Accompanying Ihis article is pre- 
sented a pictorial log of well No 
i of the Sterling Oil and Develop- 
ment Company just completed on 
section 31, township and range 
j8, in the Kern River district, 
which has come to the front as one 
of the most promising sccti< 
the state, from the number of 
strike* that have been mack- at 
shallow depth. This well is but 
769 feet deep, and has developed 
246 feet of oil sand, ol which 128 
feet is very rich oil sand. 66 feet 
good oil sand, 52 feet light oil 
sand. The well has not yet been 
sufficiently pumped to prove just 
what its oil capacity is but there 
is not the least doubt but that it 
will yield too barrels per day and 
will probably yield a much larger 
amount. Well No. 2, of the Ster- 
ling Oil and Development Com- 
pany is now being drilled 250 feet 
distant from the first well. The 
company has one rig which it will 
keep continuously at work, and 
another will be ordered which will 
will soon be at work. 

The company expects that these 
two rigs will each drill one well 
per month, and will keep at work 
on the 163 acres belonging to 
the company until 100 wells are 
completed. It is a low estimate to 
say that these wells will average 
at least fifty barrels per day. Con- 
sequently, when the wells are com- 
pleted now contemplated, the 
company will be producing an 
amount of oil which will enable 
them to pay large dividends on 
the capital stock invested. 

Ten thousand shares is now 
being offered for sale at $1, and the 
amount received from the sale of 
this stock will be devoted to the 
purchase of additional machin- 
ery and the drilling of enough 
wells to put the company on a 
dividend-paying basis in the 
quickest possible order. The 
railroad which will be built 
in the Kern district will be com- 
pleted by July 1st, and pipe lines 
from the railroad up into the terri- 
tory occupied by the Sterling Oil 
Company will be completed with 
out delay, so that within ninety 
days the company will be prepared 
to furnish an abundant supply of 
superior oil which will command a 
high figure. 

Few companies have been organ. 
ized in San Francisco more success 
fully than the Sterling Oil and De- 
velopment Company, and the credit 
of the success which has attended 
this company, not only in the sale 
of its stocks but in the quick and 
successful development of its land, 
should be given very largely to its 
secretary, Wm. Ellery, and to H. H. 
Blood, who is well-known in oil cir- 
cles, and at present making his 
headquarters in the Kern river dis- 
trict as general manager in practical 
drilling operations. It is safe to 
say that if these gentlemen in the 



, future attempt 

- the general public 






1 «»<. <»r w 1,1 1 no 1 

a rule, with a few - 

their ability and tional cases «lu - CM the Sterling CompaiU 

them hearty pert drilk 
and practical support. They hm , hc im1usl 



. II to 

Blj contributed very „,,. 

I the indil 

pany, but also t. 

n Joaquin Oil and 



Surf, 






HI the v 
ment , Which 181 

■..lly near by in the given empl ,cn. to m .„j „ lller 

diMnct on - io-a8and well-paid 



n 5 in the same township :uirl 
range. 

rhe companies DOM operating in 

...ul .hot,, jectiOT si. transfer, 

among the best known an. I most 
successful companies in k 
county, such as the . earless, Impe- 
rial, Reed. Westsbore, Sacramento, 
San Joaquin, Kern River, 1 
well and others equally well 

known. These ion. panics have 

but just commenced to operate on 
the different sections or pans of 
sections which they own, and al- 
though the output of oil has but 



men in ot h 



Oil Burning Engines 

opleted tin 

".il I'... n.ng en 

gines on the San . and 

Joaqnin Valley line and the 

1. 1st trains running into Point 

Richmond will burn oil instead ol 
coal for fuel, says th< 
Something like twenty-eighl 
gines ..re affected by the 1 bange 
and all of the engines excepting 
those being used i,,, construction 
are transferred from coal into 
oil. burners. The fuel used will be 




Earth. 

Gravel 
and Dry; | 



Wells of the Sterling, Sacramento and Reed Companies cornering on section 29 
31 and 32, township 28, range 28, Kern County, Cal. 



just commenced from this territory 
and pipe lines are not yet estab- 
lished, within one year from this 
time the output will be almost equal 
to that which is now being put forth 
by the whole stale. Rigs are being 
brought in as fast as they can be 
made, and the oil is of such a qual- 
ity as to make it in great demand 
in the market. The property of 
the Sterling Company located in 
the heart of the district, has no su- 
perior, not only on account of the 
quality of the oil produced, but the 
abundance of the oil, and stock- 
holders in this compa'nycan expect 
to receive substantial monthly divi- 
dends from the shares which they 
own. 



the Bakersfield product. The 
change will result in the con- 
sumption of from 15,000 to 20,000 
barrels of oil each month. 



Wages of Employees. 

The growth of the oil industry 
has brought to the State a great 
number of drillers from Colorado, 
Pennsylvania and other states It 
might be thought that the in- 
creased demand for skilled men 
would result in a shortage of sup- 
ply, but such is not the case. There 
are not many idlers around the 
oil districts and there appears to 
be men enough to meet all re. 
quirements. Wages in the oil 



Scrippers Still Fighting. 

The scrippers evidently have 
not abandoned their fight, but are 
full of hope that they will yet 
win out in their contest with min- 
eral locators. They are maintain- 
ing an expensive bureau in Wash- 
ington and are spending money in 
other directions. That they feel 
they have the best of it, 
is indicated by the fact that a few 
days ago a locator's offer to settle 
the differences between himself 
and the scripper who had filed on 
his land, was rejected. The 
scripper would listen to no pro- 
posal whatever. 




Sojteiay 15' 

I Ligrjt Oil- 
Sand 25 Ft 



24Blueeiay 
16 Ft, 
Li^t Oil — 
Sand 27 Ft, 



If you want to buy oil lands, lease 
or promote oil companies, call on 
A. Barieau, Oil Land Expert, Room 
505 Call Building. 



Drillers Wanted 

Persons desirous of contracting 
for the sinking of oil wells on Im- 
perial Oil and Development Co.'s 
lands in Fresno and Kern coun- 
ties, can obtain full particulars 
by applying at the office, 

624 Emm a Spreckles Building, 

927 Market Street. S. F 




HH 




Very r»ict\ 
Oil Sand 
103 Feet, 



Clay 2 Ff. 
Good Oil- 
Sand 1 6 Ft, 

Clay 1 5 Ft. 

Good Oil- 
Sand 50? 



day IO Ft. 
, Jlv/ery f'eh 

jggOilSandgy 

Clay JtOFt. 



PyCIFIC OIL REPORTER. 




SOBRANTE O/^ 

AND 

INVESTMENT COMPANY 

ELS03i?/\NTE: tf/\MCM0 
Contra Costa County*. 

CAIjfO^NI-A. 






££A*{ /***&> 



THE SOBRANTE 



A Company Which Will Operate 
in Contra Costa. 

The name selected "Sobrante'' 
is of Spanish origin, meaning sur- 
plus or overplus, and is the name 
of the rancho in which the prop- 
erty so far obtained by this company 
lies. It is a Mexican grant, con- 
firmed by the United States, and 
patent issued for the same, there- 
fore there is no question as to the 
right of the owners of the prop- 
erty to the minerals below the sur- 
face of the ground. 

The company is organized for 
the purpose of purchasing, leasing 
and selling properties and of bor- 
ing or drilling wells for the pro- 
duction of oil, gas, mining for coal 
or other mineral products. A con- 
siderable area of land has already 
been secured under long time 
leases, or favorable conditions in 
San Pablo valley, Contra Costra 
county, upon what is called "The 



Castro Tract," about 10 miles from 
Oakland', or by a shorter drive over 
the country highway from Berke- 
ley which runs through the prop- 
erty, as does also the California 
and Nevada Railroad. It is in- 
tended to secure other properties 
by purchase or lease and to sell, 
lease or develop them. 

The surface of the tract is gen- 
erally quite rolling, but is level 
near San Pablo creek, which is on 
its southerly boundary, where a 
supply of water can always be ob- 
tained and near which it is in- 
tended to sink the first well. Ele- 
vation above sea level is 160 feet. 

This particular location has been 
selected because of its accessibility, 
nearness to water, but principally 
because of the probability that a 
less depth of well will be required 
to reach the oil strata, which is 
known to exist on either side, of 
this property. 

For many years oil has been 
known to exist on what is known 



as the "Tar Ranch," which lies 
about i^ miles a little southwest- 
erly from this location, at an ele- 
vation of 350 feet, and has lately 
been proved to be so by the Mount 
Diablo Oil Company, who have 
sunk three shallow prospect wells 
upon it, securing a superior qual- 
ity of oil, suitable for lubricating 
purposes and said to be of greater 
value then that obtained in any 
other part of the State. 

Oil has been known to exist 
upon what is called "The Minor 
Ranch," about 5 miles southeast- 
erly from this company's property. 
A deep well (over 900 feet) has 
been put down and oil has been 
found, with excellent prospects for 
a large supply. This well is about 
540 feet higher, and those of the 
Mount Diablo Company's 350 feet 
higher at the surface than is the 
proposed location of the first well 
of this company, so that it would 
seem that a well of moderate 
depth on this land should produce 



oil. 

The following extracts are taken 
from the "Call" and "Chronicle" in 
reference to the Alden ranch, now 
called the "Minor's," upon which 
a well is being sunk, as before 
stated. 

"Chronicle," April 27, 1895: 

A. A. Cunningham, analytica 
chemist, says: "All the tests- I 
made showed the shale to be of 
fine quality. I made a particularly 
rigid test of the petroleum which 
had seeped through the ground 
and clung about the grass roots 
and found that the oil had a paraf- 
fine basis and not a bituminous, as 
is the case in the fields in the 
southern part of the State. I even 
got a fine sample of paraffine wax 
from the outcrop pings." 

William J. Reeves of Chicago, 
one of the most eminent experts 
on coal and oil in the East, says: 
"These is oil on the Alden tract if 
the specimens I have seen came 
from there." 

A.I,. McPherson says: "He is 



ir-K oil. RKPOB 



i the importance 
li he attaches to I 

that there i- oil in tin 
having a paraffin. 
importance, and I know that it 
:>l be pumped t.- < laklai 

In the 

refer, 

that the • have 

formed in the center ol the huge 

i prevents the nil from - 
ing the surfai 

where the upfa om the in- 

terior "t the earth have caused 
breaks. The altitude of tbi 
cropping of the oil leads to the be- 
lief that tfa of the 
same useful product in the lower 
parts of the basin." 

mples of shale gathered 
along the ledge for three-quarters 
of a mile show line samples of 
puraffine in large quantities. In 
this rock which was taken from 
the surface 13 per cent of volatile 
substances were found." 

In an article in the "Call," Sep 
tember 21, 1895, il is said that 
three experts had examined the 
property (Alden ranch 1. one of 
whom, Joseph Riviz Rojos, an offi- 
cer in the Austrian army, and 
familiar with all European oil 
fields, had spent much time in this 
locality, says: 1 

" The Lord did not scatter over | 



other pel 

miles from 

southern Pacific and Santa Fc 

railroads, eight miles from deep 

! 

refill- r a |i 

pipe line could be 
laid at moderate cost, thus still fur- 
ther reducing the cost of trans 

The capital of the compan) is 

livided into si, 

000 of which is placed in 
'lie t: limited amount only 

Ol which is DOW Offered for sale. 

The officers of the compan) 

'■' Harris, pi 



lias been d 

111 all 
quart 
nians ha 
of tilt 

will ri nicnt 

ng parties from k 

ating in k 
may l>e mentioned the I 

I 
Dewey and Florence. This : 

equipped themselves with a 

plant at s 

tockholders m 
• news of ,m oil a) 

s i.astht outfit the] have secured 

quick driver. 
t >ne of the latest enterprise 

this district is the "Aloha OH ( 
which has been fori I 



Kern B 

' drill ll>. U on 

Kind in the far 

in the urci | 

Th< md, which is 

wells and • 
in township 19 south, rung. 

A limited amount ol the stock of 

the company is offered ft 

the office ol the company, No. 11 

Mont) 

where furthei information and 

prospi n be obtain 

ANOTHER OIL DISTRICT. 




I'ulnrc Lake I istrict May lie tlic 
8eat of Another- Oil Boom. 
\ report came from tli 
lake district this morning through 
very authentic parties that a well 
was to be sunk in that vicinity for 
oil. For the past tew weeks ik-w 
discoveries have been madat the 
tend toward an oil boom which 
may develop into something still 
greater than the Oil City excite- 
ment, 

A Los Angeles Company lias 
been investigating the prospects 
on the lake bottom for oi! and a 
short time ago purchased section 
31, township 22, range 22, and are 
now making preparations to sink 




Three Views Sho 



the earth a little oil here and there, 
but with a geological formation 
such as this, a little oil on the sur- 
lace means an inexhaustible sup- 
ply down under the earth." 

The ''California Oil Journal," 
January 20, 1900, speaking of oil 
■being found at San Pablo, says. 

"At a depth of forty feet shale 
rock such as is found in oil bearing 
countries was struck, and from that 
depth down every foot sunk hasin- 
dicated that oil may be had for the 
sinking. For 60 feet the operations 
have been sinking through asphal- 
tum rock, from which has been ex- 
tracted a chemically pure article of 
asphalt, which is on exhibition at 
the well." 

The important advantages of this 
location are its nearness to a mar- 
ket for its products, saving at least 
o cents per barrel in cost of trans- 



wing Oil Lands in the San Pablo District of Contra Costa ICounty, which will bel| 
Developed by the Sobrante Oii and Investment Company 



Tripp, vice-president; F. P. Fuller, 
treasurer; C. R. Alberger, secre- 
tary; W. C. Alberger, consulting 
engineer. 

The office of the company is at 
room 15, 315 California street, 
where certain maps can be seen 
which show clearly the geological 
formations, the trend of the differ- 
ent oil strata, their elevation at dif- 
ferent points in the oil districts of 
the county, and much other valu- 
able matter of interest to oil men. 



In the Kettleman Hills. 

So much has been written of the 
value of the Kettleman Hills as 
an oil bearing district that little 
may now be said but what our 
readers are fully aware of. So 
much capital, however, has been 
poring in around a picked ter- 
ritory of this district that much at- 



enough in securing 160 acres ad- 
joining the "Florence." Its board 
of directors is as follows: John E. 
Miller (California Fertilizing 
Works), president; Carter Tevis 
(Spring Valley Water Company), 
vice-president; John Clemshire 
(California Reduction Works), sec- 
retary; Fred Macpherson (member 
Producers' Oil Exchange), and G. 
R. Dennett, Honolulu. The com- 
pany's books were opened for pub- 
lic subscription last week. The 
stock is $5 per share par value. 
Development stock, however, is 
being sold at$i per share, until fur- 
ther notice, for operating purposes. 
The office of the Aloha Oil Com- 
pany is at room 44, Columbian 
Building, 916 Market street, San 
Francisco. 



California Codsol dated. 

President S. T. Allen and vice- 
president F. M. Hopkins, of the 
California Consolidated Company, 



a well on the same. 

The section which the company 
have purchased is absolutely 
worthless as far as cultivation is 
concerned but M Austin, a banker 
of Los Angeles and one of the 
leading men of the company, stat- 
ed that they would refuse $25 per 
acre at the present time for the 
land, 

Another well is to be put down 
on Bacigalupi's place for oil and 
all the apparatus is now on the 
ground to begin operations. Oil 
has been noticed oozing from sev- 
eral of the artesian wells in the 
lake district lately and especially 
from the Augsbery well. Should 
this report prove true and oil 
should be struck in the lake bot- 
tom Hanford would be strictly in 
it— Hanford Sentinel 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



Pacific Coast Oil News 

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN OIL IN VARIOUS PARTS 
OF THE STATE. 



FRESNO. 

The Bonanza King well is down 
600 f eet, with two strings of pipe. 

The Westlake Rommel Oil Com 
pany, which is drilling west of 
Coalinga, has struck a small amount 
of oil. 

The Phoenix well is now about 
400 feet deep and is producing 
right along between 25 and 30 bar- 
rels of oil per day. The oil is 
heavy and of a dark maroon color. 
In consistency it is a little Lghte r 
than the Kern River oil. The com- 
pany is using part of the oil for 
fuel and is storing the rest for its 
own use. 



The Raven Pass Oil Company is 
ready to begin drilling in the Dev- 
•il's Den country next Monday. 
They have a camp established on 
section 22, 26-17, and will begin 
with a Standard rig. 



The joint well on 31 and 
29 has reached 360 feet. 



32, 28 



The Arroyo company expects 
soon to have an outfit on 28, 28-27. 

The Reed company is pioneering 
at the center of 20, 28-28, and is 
down now 250 feet. 

The Cosmopolitan is down 500 
feet on 32, 27-28. Oil is not ex- 
pected at less than 1 200. 

The HicksiOil company, on the 
south half of 12, 29-28, are working 
with a hydraulic rig. 

The Senator company has been 
organized and is getting ready to 
drill on its lately acquired land, 
the $y 2 of the NW^ of 31, 28-28. 

The Grey Eagle, ontheNW^ot 
30, 28-28, has gone through the 
thick bed of clay that most of the 
companies have been satisfied to 
land in. 

The Canfield company has fin- 
ished another well on 29, which is 
supposed to be as good "as well No 
1, a remarkable well from all ac- 
counts. Two rigs are running on 
this tract. 

The Globe company which re- 
cently bought forty acres of the 
Grey Eagle ground, the SE. % of 
the SE. %,.paid $24,000 for the 
tract and $3,000 each for the wells 
that had already been bored on it. 
By the terms of the sale one-halt 
the amount the land went for was 
paid down. 

Henry Ach, president of the 
Monte Cristo Company, visited the 
well on 5 last Friday. The entire 
board of directors are expected 
here next Sunday, by which time 
it is hoped the casing will have 
been perforated. 



Two derricks are up on 1 8, 28-27. 

The Cantua on 14, 28-27 has re- 
duced to 7^8 at 6co feet. 

The Mallony company, on 2, 28- 
27, is down 200 feet. 

C. F. Gardner rnd the Cro;ker- 
Woolworth bank have rigs drilling 
on 26, 28-27. 

The well on the line between 31 
and 32, 28-29, is dowtt"335 feet in a 
body of blue clay. 

Two rigs are to be at work very 
soon on 18, 28-27. They are deep 
well propositions. 

The Sterling is sinking a water 
well and the San Joaquin has just 
finished one. 
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The Sunset Company's tele- 
phone line to the oil fields is com- 
pleted. 

The Wilson Oil Company ofLos 
Angeles is negotiating for an inter- 
est in the Kern river fields. 

A new derrick each day is 
about he average along the divid- 
ing line between townships 28 and 
27 east. 

It being suspected that the cas. 
ing in the Pioneer well," Barker 
Ranch, is so badly ruptured as to 
be useless, a new well will be sunk. 

Col. George W. Frame of Los 
Angelescommenced drilling on the 
SEX of tne SEK of 2. 29-28 on 
Tuesday. 

The Eureka company struck a 
little more oil at 500 feet. If drill, 
ing should stop now the well would 
probably produce five barrels per 
day. 

The Bakersfield Crude Oil com- 
pany has leased from W. J. B. Lee 
three-fourths of a section in 11-24. 
The l^e of the lease is ten years, 
and it is agreed that a Standard rig 
shall be kept at work continuously 
until the property is developed. 
The royalty is one-eighth. 

S. F. Leib will put down a pros- 
pect well in the Templor district, 
near the Templor ranch house, 
about eleven miles from Lo Kern, 
the nearest railroad point, on the 
Asphalto branch. The indications 
in that part of the county are said 
to be flattering for a good strike. 

One po nt where the break, or a 
sharp dip occurs, has been shown 
by the experience of the Brown Oil 
Company and the Petroleum Cen- 
ter. These companies are boring 
within 300 feet of each other, yet 
the former is down 925, having 
gone through but a trace of the oil 
sand, and the latter has a total of 
about 150 feet. The break at point 
is within a few feet of the corner 34§ E 
of 27-28 33 and 34. The Brown 
Company is prepared to go to a 
depth of 1500 feet to thoroughly 
test its ground. 



The Monarch of Arizona, on 2, 
1 1-24, has a rig up. 

The Lyon Company is sending 
rig lumber into 32-24. 

The Pittsburg is down 400 feet 
with its iiffc casing. 

The Thirty-Three company has 
lately completed its tenth well. 

The Sunset Crnde Oil Company 
have their first rig up on 13, 11-24. 



The Mt. 
300 feet on 
28-28. 



Diablo is down about 
the west edge of 30, 



The Sunset telephone line was 
completed to section 4, the Kern 
Oil company's works last week. 

Newton, Carman & Somes are 
down thirty feet in well No. 2 The 
lower 100 feet of No. r have been 
perforated. 

Uncle Sam, on 35, 28-26, is down, 
over 500 feet, with a u^ hole. 
The drill is now in tenaceous blue 
clay. 

Chanslor & Canfield are to put 
two rigs in on 30, immediately. 

The Kern Oil company has two 
strings of tools running. 

Giant No. 3, Kern River No. 2 
and California Standard No. 2 have 
been perforated. There is now no 
doubt that when sand is pumped 
these will be flowing wells. 

The heaving sand is not looked 
upon with so much dread now as 
formerly. As an operator express- 
ed it, "there are more heaving drill- 
ers than there is heaving sand." 
Faintheartedness may be the cause 
of a few wells being abandoned. 

Dr. G. A. Hare of the Independ- 
ent company arrived in Bakers- 
field on Tuesday morning and has 
been at the works on the southeast 
quarter of 28, 28-28. This com- 
pany is now under bond to sink 
ten wells on its twenty-acre tract 
and intends to double that number, 
pursuing development work as 
rapidly as possible. Contracts for 
three derricks have been closed. 
The reeord on the first well now 
being bored set the pace for those 
that are to follow. This record was 
400 feet to oil sand in 84 consecu- 
tive hours. Not much headway is 
being made now, however, the 
drillers being troubled with the 
flow of oil. 



According to the terms of the 
original lease, the Reed Company 
has absorbed the 880 acres of the 
Thirty-four Company, paying 
therefor $17,600. 

Engineer Binenfield began last 
Thursday morning to survey the 
permanent line for the branch line 
of the Southern Pacific into the 
oil fields. The road will perhaps 
be completed by the end of summer. 

The Santa Fe now has twenty 
eight engines on the Valley Road 
burning oil. These engines will 
consume from 15,000 to 20,000 bar- 
rels of oil each month. 

Superintendent J. Barlowe of the 
Diamond Oil Company has com- 
menced work on n, 29-21. Two 
wells are to be bored to start with, 
machinery for the purpose having 
been ordered. 

The Black Mountain Oil Com- 
pany has its derrick built for well 
No. 2, and will soon be drilling. 
Drilling on well No. 1 is temporar- 
ily suspended, while preparations 
for drilling well No. 2 are being 
made. The first well will supply 
fuel for the second, and drilling on 
the first well is expected to be soon 
resumed. 

Thei Peerless Oil Company will 
soon put in a pumping jack and 
plant at its wells in section 31, near 
Bakersfield. Superintendent Pierce 
has been instructed to order the 
material needed, and he expects to 
be pumping within a few weeks. 
At present the wells are being sand 
pumped and are running about 40 
barrels a day. 

S. F. Lieb is preparing to put 
down a prospect well within a 
mile of the Templor ranch house. 
The site of this well is on ground 
set off by four groups of springs 
and it is hardly to be questioned 
that oil will be struck in sufficient 
quantities to furnish fuel for the 
Standard rigs that will soon be in 
operation on the ranch. A geol- 
ogist from Stanford recently made 
a thorough examination of the re- 
gion around Templor, and made a 
very favorable report. The dis- 
tance from these properties to Lo 
Kern, the nearest railroad point, is 
eleven miles, a long haul. Bnt as 
the difference in elevation is 2000 
feet, it is believed a that pipe line 
can be operated successfully. 

Chanslor & Canfield are prepar- 



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Scrippers on the Warpath. 

A dispatch from Bakersfield, 
dated Apr 25, says; 

P. F. Adelback, a photographer 
who left this city several days ago 
to take views of the oil fields in 
remote portions of the county, re- 
turned last night from the locality 
known as the Devil's Den, with a 
strange story of the military char- 
acter of the camps of the Western 
Oil and Refining Company. Ac- 
cording to Adelbach, he blunder- 
ed into the camp of the company 
a few nights ago and was met by 
a number of armed men, who con- 
ducted him into the center of the 
camp, where he was interviewed 
by the Superintendent and after 
signing a paper in which he agreed 
not to oost location notices, was 



given food for himself and team, 
allowed to sleep over night with 
an armed guard over him and es- 
corted the next morning to the 
edge of the land by men with Win- 
chesters and warned not to return. 
The force at the camp consists of 
forty men. Adelbach says that 
this oil concern has the country, 
in which it is located, completely 
terrorized. It has strung a fence 
across a road which has been used 
by the public for twenty years and 
keeps a sentry at the gate, who 
questions every one desiring to go 
through. If the sentry is satisfied 
that the traveler is not after land, 
he calls upon amounted employee 
who conducts the stranger across 
the compan y's domain. 



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Well No. 5 has peuetrated the 
sand at 1500 feet, and the oil 



has risen and is running over the 
pipe. The drill will be sent down 
into the second sand at once, and 
by tomorrow the company expects 
the news that No. 5 is a gusher of 
1000 barrels. 



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STERLING OIL AND DEVELOPMENT CO. 

ii-ib Crocker Building, San Francisco Cal. ■ Telephone Red 175 



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S. Gage, President: J. A. Bunting, Vice-President; J. C. Hampton, 



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H. Blood. Wm. Ellery. Secretary-Treasurer. 



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Capital Slock . . J5M.IM 
Shares . . . $1 Each 

The company's holdings consist 
■ no' acres of land, held On long 
lease at one-tenth royalty. 

Of the capital stock 200, 

•hares are placed in the treasury to 
be sold at 25 cents per share. (.1 
until otherwise ordered, to provide 
a working capital. The balance 
of the treasury stock remaining un- 
sold will be divided prorata among 
the stockholders. Active opera- 
tions in the field will commence 
when $10,000 is paid into the treas- 
ury. 

OFFICERS: 

L. R. Mead - - President 
Hon. C. M. Belshaw, - Vice-Pres. 
Hon. Frank McGowan, Secretary 
B. Harkinso.n - - Treasurer 

TRUSTEES, 
L R. Mead of Pyron Springs and 

Secretary Risdon Iron Works. 
Hon. C. M. Belshaw, Capitalist and 
Representative of Contra Costa Co 
R. Harkinson, Cashier Antioch 

Bank. 
Hon. Frank McGowan, of San 

Francisco, Attorney-at-Law 
R. G. Dean, Agent California 
Wharf and Warehouse Com- 
pany at Brentwood and Byron. 
The company is operating on 
land known to be oil land, as in 
1864 a shallow well was drilled 
which yielded oil of a good qual- 
ity. 

This well was abandoned, as its 
drill got wedged in the hole. 

A railroad runs within a mile and 

a half of the property, and tide 

water is only eight miles distant. 

For Map and Prospectus, address 

any of the officers, or 

W. G. GRIFFITH, 
Assistant Secretary. 
Hearst Building, San Francisco 



Drilling 
Contractors^S 




Parties desirous of contracting 
for the boring of one or more wells 
on the W l / 2 of Sec. 26, Township 
25 South, Range 18 East, M. D. M., 
Kern County, Cal. (Devil's Den 
District), the property of the True 
Blue Oil Company, can obtain full 
particulars by applying to the Sec- 
retary of the Company, 20 Post 
street, San Francisco, Cal. 



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ing to put two rigs in on seetion 30 
in Kern count} immediately. 

The Tidal wave Oil Company, 
in the same district is also pre- 
paring to begin drilling operations 
in its property. 

With all this development work 
the Kreyenhagen district is coming 
to the front again and will receive 
much public attention. 

The Kern Oil Land Develop- 
ment Company has been playing 
in hard luck. They struck a bowl- 
der at 800 feet and had to abandon 
the hole. 

The Del Sable Oil Company, 
which purchased a quarter of sec- 
tion 11 trom the Baby Kings Oil 
Company, for $ 10,000, is also erect- 
ing a rig and will be drilling be- 
fore long now: 

The first car of oil to be shipped 
out of the State trom the McKit- 
trick district went out last Friday. 
The consigners were McKenzie & 
Griffith, and the consignee was the 
Whittier-Fuller Co. 's branch house 
in'-Porland, Oregon. 

The El Dorado continues to bail 
well No. 1 and occasionally it flows 
' a little. Well No. 5 is progressing 
nicely. Ed Bush, the manager, 
takes great interest in the company , 
and is getting things in better shape 
than they have ever been. He 
ships a car of oil occasionally, with 
good prospects for increasing the 
production. 

The Kern Oil Land Develop- 
ment company which has been at 
work on the southeast quarter of 
■26, 28-28 for several months, has 
quit. The casing is being with- 
drawn and no further drilling will 
be done by the company unless 
the operations to the east and 
southeast prove that oil can be 
found by going down deep. The 
well which has now been aband- 
oned is 955 feet in depth and ab- 
solutely no indications of oil were 
found. 

The Kreyenhagen district is 
again attracting much attention 
and a great deal of development 
work is to be done there soon- 
This district, says the Hanford 
Journal has always shown fine 
prospects and as the area of the 
developed territory is being wid- 
ened, some oil strikes may be 
looked for the coming year. The 
consolidated Oil and Development 
Co. will resume drilling operations 
early in May. Efforts will be 
made to fish the tools out of well 
No. 1, which had fine prospects at 
the time of the accident, and 
another well is also to be drilled 
the company now having means to 
proceed with development work. 
Section No. 4, in township 23, 
range 16, is going to be well pros- 
pected. The Stanley Oil Company 
is putting up a rig on the north- 
east quarter. The Hercules Oil 
Company is putting up a rig on 
the southwest quarter. The Ver- 
ona Oil Company, in the southeast 
quarter has built a road and will 
soon put up a rig. 



The President on 12,38-27, south- 
east quarter is down over 1000 
feet. 

The New Slocan has perforated 
its first well. Additional rigs are 
to be put in and development 
work pushed. 

The derrick is up and rig tim- 
bers being put in on the NWJ{ of 
25, 28-27. 

The Sunset Petroleum and Re- 
fining company purposes building 
a modern refinery at Bakersfield 
and also three storage tanks each 
of a capacity of 35,000 barrels, 
It has 660 acres of land in the Snn- 
set district. 

The West Shore company is 
taking advantage of the flow of 
gas which comes from one of its 
wells and will use it as fuel to 
heat the water in the forty-horse 
power boiler which is to furnish 
the steam to run the pumping 
plant. 

SANTA BAKBARA. 

Of the Summerland field the Ad- 
vance-Courier says: 

The Castle Rock company now 
has four wells in operation on the 
Williams lease. 

The Churchills finished -drilling 
on the new Sunset wharf Monday. 
It is said to be a good producer. 

G. H. Flick, and Mr. Grinstead 
came home from the Castas Thurs- 
day, having finished up all the 
necessary preliminary work on the 
grounds of the South Coast Oil 
Company. 

Robinson & Hickey moved their 
drilling rig to the Treadwell wharf 
Wednesday and have commenced 
drilling. It is reported that eight 
wells will be sunk from this wharf. 

The pile driving gang, are once 
more to work on the property of 
the Duquesne Oil Company. A 
new 300-foot oil wharf is in course 
of construction, which will be util- 
ized as soon as completed. 

The new electrical plant of the 
Seaside Oil company was started 
up last Monday and worked with- 
out the slightest hitch from the 
very start. It is a very handsome 
piece of machinery and works 
very smoothly. The seven wells 
on the Slight lease are being 
pumped by electrical power and 
the indicator shows that less than 
three-horse power is required. Be- 
ginning May 1st the* six wells be- 
longing to Herman Muller will be 
pumped from the Seaside jack. Be- 
sides furnishing power for the jack 
on Slight lease, the buildings and 
yards of the company are lighted 
by electricity. 

The formation of the Santa 
Barbara and Naples Oil and Land 
Company is but the beginning of 
a great boom in the vicinity of 
Naples, says the Press. The re- 
ports that reliable experts, men, 
who have located all of the big 
California oil fields, have pro- 
nounced Naples to be worthy of 
thorough prospecting has attracted 
a great deal of attention, and al- 
ready there are a number of prop- 



Lomitas Oil Company 



Capital loo, ooo shares, $5 each. 



Owns 160 acres of land fully paid for. 
Title U. S. patent. The land is in the 
Coalinga oil district three miles north of 
Oil City, directly in the oil belt, and pre- 
sents the same features as the best pro- 
ducing property in the district. A lim- 
ited amount of stock now on sale for 
$1.00 per share, proceeds to be expended 
only in developing the property. 

Directors — G E Beach, president; How- 
ard C Holmes, vice-president; C A Can- 
field, J A Fillmore, W H Martin. 

For full particulars call on or address 

O. K. CUSHING, Secretary, 

Room 16, 104 Sutter St., San Francisco 



Producing Oil Properties. 



THE !Ylc CARTHY CO. 



James P. McCarthy President 

E. 4.very McCarthy Secretaiy 

d66 MARKtfT ST., SA.N FRA.NCISCO 



When you want to swear go to 

LEE D. CRAIG 

Notary Public and 
Commissioner of Deeds 

316 Montgomery St. 

bet' Califorria 

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township 23 S, of range 17 E., M. D. B. & M., in Kings ||| 
county, California, Kreyenhagen Oil District, on the oil, BELT |g| 

The Kreyenhagen company eight miles northwest of us 
was the first to strike oil, in the district. 

OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS— L. B. McMurtry, President; H. H. |jg| 
Harlow, Vice-President; E. W. Kay, Secretary and Manager' r --'--■ "■'■' 
~ Hitchcock, I. T. Bell. 



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The Verdi Oil Company 

Has 480 acres in the McKittrick District, in NWX of Sec. 1 1 
SW^ of Sec. 3, and fractional lots in township 30, R21 E. 

Capitalized at $100,000 

No. of Shares 100,000 

Treasury Stock 50,000 Shares 

Of these 10,000 shares will be sold at 25 cents a share until May 
15th. 

Near the property of the VERDI OIL CO. lies the property of 
a dozen companies who have either struck oil or now boring. 

Not a Dry Well in th e District. 

About one mile from the McKenzie and Griffith gusher which 
is producing over 200 barrels a day. ' Within three miles from Mc- 
Kittrick station, and j4 mile from the pipe line. 

Office; Room 26, 5th Floor Mills Building. 

I. D WOOD, Secretary 



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ositions under way in that vicinity 
Beach claims have been staked 
but the experts say that the oil 
will be found in the hills and not 
on the be. 

Things arc still at a standstill in 
Phoenix canyon, and there 
telling when they will get to work 
again. 

N. J. Downer, who went to 
Angeles last week, expects to re- 
turn soon with an oil rig. 

BENITO. 

er '00,900 acres of land in the 
northern half of this county has 
already been leased to oil men. 
Upon all of the different tracts 
work must be commenced within a 
limited time, and as there is many 
more acres both in this and the 
southern end of San Luis Obispo 
county that show line indications 
of oil, we expect that most of our 
people will be kept busy attend- 
ing to the rush that is sure to 
come as soon as the first paying 
well is struck. — Santa Maria 
Graphic. 

The oil excitement is not at its 
highest notch as yet in this sec- 
tion, but has received an impetus 
from the recent influx of experts 
and capitalists seeking laud are 
very pronounced in their opinion 
where bituminous sand and shale 
are found. The experts are very 
pronounced in their opinions of 
the probable deposits of vast 
quantities of oil in this section, 
and will soon begin operations in 
boring for oil. Just where the 
first well will be put down has not 
yet been determined upon. — Lom- 
poc Record. 

C. McCoy and Henry Latham ar- 
rived in Hanford from the McCoy 
oil field in San Benito county last 
Wednesday, where they have been 
on business connected with the 
preliminary work there. Mr. La- 
tham, who has been through all 
the supposed oil-bearing territory 
in the state, volunteers the state- 
ment that never has he seen such a 
promising field for a rich strike. 
That oil is there is a settled fact 
because one can see it in plain 
view. Like all who have been 
over to visit the field, Mr. Lathan 
is struck with what he saw in the 
probable richness of the country 
over there, and especially with 
the fine prospect of the McCoy 
Company. Work will at once be 
commenced to build the small piece 
of road needed and in erecting 
the buildings for the working 
force and the engine. 

One of the strongest compan- 
ies yet organized in California is 
that called the San Benito County 
Oil Company, of which the fol- 
lowing constitute the board of di- 
rectors: R. P. Lathrop, T. S. 
Hawkins, Colo. F. J. Beane, Wm. 
Palmtag, Geo. Wapple, Alex Mc- 
Kay and J. W. Wiswell. These 
gentlemen are representive men of 
the county and have plenty of 
money at their disposal. Colo. 
Beane is an old Pennsylvania oil 



man and has every faith in San 

Ben;: as a prosp 

producing section. The con. 

has secured 170 act. 

and one-half n 

south 

Irrigation Cotnpan 

has k 

tc the 
icneath tl 
The land adjoioathe cnuntj 
and a pipe line w it 
cm be easily built to the rail 

The • 
shau 

laced in the treasury b 
development work I 
avoid the poasibil 
merits. The personnel of the di- 
rectors ot this company, with the 
character of the land to be devel- 
oped, makes this one «.t the strong- 
est of the companies now operating 
in new territory. 

SAM HIS OBISPO, 

The new derrick for the Modello 

Company on the Porter ranch is 
being put up, and they expect to 
get to work at the new location 
soon. 

The derrick on T. J. Steele's 
place belonging to the Arroyo 
Grande Oil Company, which was 
blown over about ten days ago, has 
been setup again, and Mr. Beckett 
is expecting the plant right away 
and active work will begin as soon 
as it arrives. 

Not so much was done in the oil 
fields last week, says the Arroyo 
Grande Herald. For several rea- 
sons every derrick is standing idle 
They are waiting for machinery, 
for fuel or something of this kind 
that has stopped the work tempo- 
rarily. Next week these difficul- 
ties will have all been overcome 
and the pleasant sound of the trip- 
ping drill will be heard again all 
along the line. 

The Union Company is out of 
oil for the furnace and have had to 
shut down until it arrives from 
their Ventura wells. As soon 
as they start up they will have a 
fishing job, as their drill is sticking 
in the mud at the bottom of the 
well. The rock they are going 
through is so hard that the heavy 
pounding causes the bit to loosen. 

Articles of incorporation have 
been filed in the county clerk's of- 
fice, Visalia, of the Fountain 
SpringsOil and Development Com- 
pany, principal place of business, 
Porterville. The capital stock is 
$128,000, divided into 128, oooshares 
of the par value of $1 each and the 
amount subscribed is $87,000. The 
incorporators are H. B McClure.L. 
W. Hovveth, H. W. Manter, Ed- 
ward Evans, Roy Smith, E. H. 
Evans, H. Ogan, W. A. Smith, J. 
T. Mantner, George Lansen, Frank 
Stefanich, H. L. Hamilton, John 
Evans, E. W. Hovveth, Harry Evans 
and B. Guinn. The land on which 
the company will eventually bore 
is situated west of the McKittrick 
district in San Luis Obispo county. 
The directors are H. B. McClure, 
L. W. Howeth, Hiram W. Manter, 
Edward Evans and Roy Smith. 






from Bock horn tfa 

although • 

prim Ventura 

eon: • 

Thi m seems to have 

struck Fillmore in earnest 

dav witnesses from 
ten to fifteen Oil men and all the 

th and 1 
tou n and up iii tin inyon 

is being secured and leased for oil 
development work. The hotel and 
liver) stables are taxed to the ut- 
most in attending to the business 
tli.it comes to them through the 
strangers who aie becoming inter' 
ested in this section. — Ventura 
Free Press. 



Spout* No More. 

TI > big 

in well I 

from 
the w 

■.eight ot : 
With tin ' water tl 

quantities of claj and the stream 
-lmrt time .\a- terriffic. Sud 
denly the Bow subsided and then 
\1te1 about an 
hour the watei began running 
over the casing Hist a tritle and 
BOW tllete is .1 tlo\\ .1 about .1 
bucketful ill three minutes Then 

is much speculation as to the 
cause of the cessation of the flow 
the general opinion being thai a 

in the earth has closed tin 
end of the pipe. Again it is 
suggested thai the water suppl) 

has become exhausted. Work 
will now be resumed on the well 
and tli ndition will be as 

certain ed.— BakerfieldsCalifdrnian 



Railway Men's Oil Company 

of Los Angeles 

CAPITAL STOCK $300,000 



Dividend paying stock. Gilt edge property in the cele- 
brated NEWHALL DISTRICT. Call on or address 

C. L. HAMMOND 

39T Parrott Bldg. 



Home Security Oil Co. 



Incorporated under the laws of Arizona. 
Capital stock, $500,000 Shares - Par Value $1 00 

STOCK NON-ASSESSABLE. 



1240 acres patented land in Big Panoche Oil Belt. A limited num- 
ber of shares of Treasury stock will be sold at 25 cents per share for 
development'purposesonly. Prospectus can be had on application to 

secretary. 

President, F. B. McKEVITT. Secretary, D. P. HOCKING. 
OFFICE, 464 Ninth Street, Oakland, Cal. 



President, S. T. Allen, Vice-President, F. M. Hopkins, Secretary, 
F. McRae, Superintendent and Treasurer Jay P. Harter 

California Consolidated 

OIL COMPANY. 

Incorporated under the laws of Nevady which provides that stock 
is non-assessable. 

Has patented land in Coalinga district and a valuable tract in 
the famous 28 28, Kern River district, where first well will be sunk. 

A limited number of shares of stock is now on sale for develop- 
ment purposes at $1.00 per share. 

Main Office No II Montgomery street, San Francisco. 



14 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



NEW INCORPORATIONS. 

The following articles of incor- 
poration have been filed with the 

Secretary of state: 

The Graves Oil Company. Principal 
place of business L,os Angeles. Direct- 
ors — J A Graves of Alhambra, W R 
Rowland of Puente, B Strassburg, A 
Haas and H E Graves of- Los Angeles 
Capital stock, |25o,ooo; fully subscribed' 

The Litile Joker Oil Company, Prin- 
cipal place of business, Los Angeles. Di- 
rectors— F J Baur, J T Baily, W J Ford, H 
P Earnest, G S Des Garmo, J M Parson 
and M P Nolte of Los Angeles. Capital 
stock, 1250,000; subscribed, f 31,500. 

The Cooke & Heim Consolidated Oil and 
Petroleum Company. Principal place of 
business, Los Angeles. Directors — B J 
Cooke, F A Heim, J J Cooke and R PHas. 
kins of lyOS Angeles; G N Heim of Santa 
Monica, and A Coleman of San Francisco- 
Capital stock, $ 500,000; subscribed, $6ooo- 

The Blue Flame Oil Company. Principa 1 
place of business, San Francisco. Direct 
ors— W F Coutts and W J Bennets of Ba 
kersfield; G D Roberts of San Faancisco 
L L Neilsonand B A Hayne of Berkeley - 
Capital stock, $5oo,ooo ; subscribed, $ looo > 

Southern Pacific Gold and Oil Develop, 
ing Company. Place of business, San 
Francisco. Directors — E F Adams, C F 
Bonnaedel, I Hallahan, I G Burke and J 
W Dresser, all of San Francisco . Capita] 
stock, $1,000,000. 

Western. Union Oil Company. Place of 
business, Los Angeles. Directors — H W 
HeUman, W H Perry, J D Hooker, J S 
Slauson, H Jevne, H J Wollacott, J D Bick- 
nell, A H McKay and T Hnghes, all of Los 
Angeles. Capital stack, $r,ooo,ooo; sub- 
scribed, |6oo,300. 

Cerro Bonito Oil Company. Place of 
business, Marysville. Directors— M J De 
Carnpo, J D De Campo, H J Carstenbrook 
W E Morris and L C Williams, all of 
Marysville. Capital stock, $100,000; sub. 
scribed, $20,000. 

Hercules Oil Producing Company. 
Place of business, Los Angeles. Directors 
— F H Dunham, FL Hossach, A M Gear- 
hart, F L Smith, A R Hossach, E B Merrill, 
C J Wells, E A Beardslee and C Morlen. 
sen, all of Los Angeles. Capital stock, 
$600,000; subscribed, $18,000. 

Four-Oil Company. Place of business, 
San Francisco. Directors— Joseph Wells 
A C Jewitt, G Brown and C H Atkins, San 
Francisco, and S N Griffith, Fresno. Cap- 
ital stock, $300,000; subscribed, $500., 



with him were glad they came, as 
he could return East fully qualified 
to speak of the country and its 
prospects, and also knowing better 
the needs of the state in oil well 
machinery and supplies. Probably 
the oil districts of this state cannot 
be better advertised in the East 
than by these visitors, who are solid 
business people, experienced in oil 
development work, whose words 
will be regarded back in Pennsyl- 
vania with great respect; and who 
will certainly have good words to 
say of California and its prospects. 
Mr. Herron stated that he be- 
lieved the visit of these Pennsylva- 
nia people here will no doubt — in 
fact he had been assured that it 
would — result in orders! for oiljwell 
machinery being gotten out here 
quicker than in the past, now that 
the extent of the oil fieldsis known 
to these manufacturers, and also the 
long time it takes to get goods here 
by freight. 



OIL DIRECTORY. 



Leading Companies Now Operat- 
ing in California. 



A MERICAN FUEL OIL CO. 

Capital $100,000 

100,000 shares at $1 

Location Los Angeles county. 

Officers and Directors, Geo. Easton, president; 
Geo. W Henderson, vice-president; W L Valen- 
tine, secretary; George D Easton, Leon Phipps. 
Office 638 Market street San Francisco. 



INDEPENDENCE OIL CO. 

Capital ; $600,000 

6oo,too shares al $x. 

Location: Oil City, on the SW14 of the NE)i 0! 
Sec, 28, T. to S. , R. 15 E., Fresno county, and 
within a half mile of the famous Section 20. 

Officers: W C Herbert, president; L L Nelson, 
vice-president-, Duncan Hayne, William Craig. 
Dr J S Potts, Brewton A Hayne, secretary; Union 
Trust Company, treasurer and depository, 

Office: Room 435 Parrott Building, S. F. 



M 



ONTKREY OIL DEVELOPMENT'CO. 



B 



UCKHORN OIL, & TRANSPORTATION OO; 



Producers' Oil Exchange. 

LA i EST QUOTATIONS 



NAME, 

Anaconda Oil Co 

Barker Ranch Oil Co 

Big Panoche Oil Co 

Blue Goose 

Bucki.orn -. 

Burlington 

California 

Caribou 

Cholame Valley 

Consolidated Oil&Devel. Co. 

Dominion 

Grand Central 

Great Western Oil & D Co. ... 

Home Oil 

Monterey i 

National 

New Hope 

Northfield 

Oakland Oil and Gas Co 

Parkfield 

Penn. Con 

Petro Center 

San Joaquin Oil&Devl'mt . . 

San Luis 

Shamrock 

Stella Oil Co 

S. Lawrence . 

West Lake 

Yukon Crude Oil Company 



ASKED 


50 

' 15 


19 00 
3 75 


3 00 
60 


40 

' 5" 

10 


4 15 
6% 



50 

2 15 



Capital $200,000 

100,000 shares at $i 

Location. Ventura county. 150 acres two miles 
south of Buckhorn. 

Officers— Martin I W Smith, president; Wor- 
thington Ames, secretary; F L Forreston, AM 
Allen and George B Merrill. 

Office; 801 Montgomery street, San Francisco. 



"DARKER RANCH OIL CO. 

Capital ". $200,000 

200,000 shares at $1 

Location, Kern county; Barker ranch, 1100 acres 
in sections 4, 5, 6, township 29 south, range, 29 
east. 

Officees— rt Samuels, president; Frank Koenig, 
secretary; J Dalzell Brown, T G Crothers, and n 
V Samuels. Office, [23 Kearny street, San Fran- 
cisco. 



B 



IG PANOCHE OIL CO. 



Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5, 

Location Merced and Fresno counties; 1880 
acres in township 13 south, range 10 east; 160 
acres in Coalinga district. 

Officers— B Frank Hand, president; B Chaney, 
secretary; C Morrison, treasurer. 

Offices— 411 Adams Bldg., 216 Kearney, street, 
San Francisco, Laughlin bldg, Los Angeles. 



B 



ACHELORS' oil CO. 



Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at $1. 

Location, 1460 acres Bakersfield and Sunset. 

Officers: S F Barstow, president: W I Pixie y. 
1st vice president; Tyree A Bell, 2d vice-presider t ; 
Ambrose Harris, secretary: H L Gear, attorney; 
Gerrnania Trust Co., treasurer, 

Office, 612 Examiner Building. 



BONANZA KING OF OIL CITY, CORPORA- 
tion. 
Capital $150,000 

Location, 320 acres, Coalinga. 

Officers and Directors: R M Hotaling presi- 
dent; Sylvain Salomon, vice-president; Fred T 
Knewing, secretary; London and San Francisco 
Bank, depository; Alex Heymann attorney: Robt. 
C Bolton, J E Byrne, H G Meyer. 

Office, 207 Montgomery street, San Francisco. 

Telephone Main, 5775. 



B 



EAR STATE OIL CO. 



Stock Sales. 

The following were the stock 
sales in the new Producers' Oil Ex- 
change in the formal sessions held 
for the week ending Wednesday, 
April 25: 



PENNSYLVANIA MEN 



Visit the California Oil I- ields and 
Express Surprise at its Extent. 

The visit of the officials of the Oil 
Well.Supply Company of Pennsyl- 
vania to the California oil fields, 
now being made, will doubt be of 
considerable importance to the oil 
industry of this state. The officials 
are K. Chickering of Oil City, vice- 
president; Louis Brown of Pitts- 
burg, treasurer, and E. T. Howes of 
Bradford. This company is one of 
the largest manufacturing concerns 
in the oil well supply business in 
this country. 

These gentlemen have just re- 
turned from a visit to the Coalinga 
district in company with R. H. 
Herron, who has the agency for 
this state. They spent one night 
in Hanford and departed the next 
day for the Kern county oil fields. 
They have already been over the 
Los Angeles fields. 

In conversation with a Hanford 
Journal reporter, Mr, Chickering 
stated that he had no idea there 
was such an oil field here as he had 
found. He said the possibilities of 
this state in the oil line were won- 
derful, and he and the gentlemen 



Anaconda 50 at 


I '5 


$ 57 50 


500 at 


35 


175 00 


200 at 


40 


80 oc 


100 at 


45 


45 00 


Barker Ranch — 200 at 


1 15 


230 00 


350 at 


1 15 


402 00 


200 at 


1 15 


230 50 


25o at 


1 15 


287 5o 


100 at 


1 15 


115 00 


200 at 


1 15 


230 00 


70 at 


1 i5 


80 5o 


100 at 


I 15 


115 00 


50 at 


1 1.5 


57 50 


Blue Goose 






5 at 


18 00 


90 00 


15 at 


17 5o 


262 50 


3 1-3 at 


17 5o 


08 33 1-3 


10 at 


17 50 


175 50 


Big Panoche 






60 a: 


1 00 


60 00 


Burlington 45o al 


60 


270 00 


Caribou 100 at 


60 


60 00 


Home Oil 






100 (S go) at 


3 95 


395 00 


100 at 


3 85 


385 00 


50 at 


3 90 


195 00 


50 at 


3 9° 


195 00 


50 (B 30) at 


3 9° 


195 00 


100 (B 30)at 


3 95 


395 00 


100 at 


3 9° 


390 00 


5o at 


3 95 


197 50 


50 at 


3 95 


197 5o 


100 100 at 


3 95 


395 00 


100 at 


3 95 


395 00 


50 at 


3 95 


197 50 


100 (B 10) at 


4 00 


400 00 


100 (B 15) at 


4 00 


400 00 


ioo at 


4 00 


400 00 


100 at 


4 00 


400 00 


5° at 


4 00 


200 00 


100 (S go)at 


4 00 


400 00 


100 (S o,o)at 


4 00 


400 00 


50 at 


4 05 


202 50 


100 at 


4 10 


4I0 00 


San Joaquin — 






25 at 2 00 


5° 00 


25 at 2 00 


5° 00 


20 at 2 00 




Yukon 






100 at 


I 20 


120 00 


100 at 


I 15 


115 00 


300 at 


1 15 
nl 11, 


345 00 


Shares 5,433 1-3 Amou 


139 331-3 



Capital $200,000. 

Location, Fresno county. 

Officers — Chas. Owens, president; S. Aspland, 
secretary; Geo. Buecker, treasurer; P. B. Nagle, 
Jr.; attorney. 

Office, 916 Market st., room 53. 



pYGNET PETROLEUM CO. 

Capital $150,000 

50,000 shares at $3. 

Location — Fresno county. 

Directors— Chas. L Fair, J. C. B. Hebbard, Ghas. 
J. Heggerty, Chas. A. Lee, John C. McElroy. 

Office — 561 Parrott Building. 

Tel.-South 184. 

CALIFORNIA OIL AND GAS CO. 

Capitalization $2,000,000 

200,000 shares at $10. 

Incorporated under the laws of Arizona. Stock 
non-assessable. 

Location, Fresno county; section 13, townsip 19 
south, range 14 east, and sections 9, 15. 19, 21, 27 
and 29, township 19 south, range 15 east, M D B 
audM. 

Officers: W H H Hart, president; R J Davis 
secretary; W M Giabam, H J Umbsen, D E Hayes 
and W H Snedaker 

Office: 149 Crocker Bldg , San Francisco. 



Capital ;...,,. $1,000,000 

1,000.000 shares at $1 each. 

Location of lands: Coalingn oil fields, Fresno 
county, 160 acres; Panoche oil fields, San Benito 
county, r6o acres; Monterey county oil belt, 428c 
acre2 

Officers: Dr J L Roberts, president; JBS Malt- 
by, vice-president; J F Moore, secretary; D J 
Houghton, treasurer; Bank of Monterey, deposi- 
tory. 

Office at Monterey City, Cal. 



£ENTURY OIL CO. 

Capital $500,000 50,000 Shares at $10 

Location, 2080 acres, comprising South % of Sec- 
tion 22; all of Section 26; East % and Northwest 
% of Section 27; all of Section 28, Township 8 
South, Range .13, M. D. M. 1120 acres, being 
Agua Caliente Tract of the Salcipuedes Rancho, 
Santa Cruz county. 160 acres, Lots 13 and 14, Sec- 
tion 6, Township 21 South, Range 10 East, M. D. 
M., Coalinga District. 

Officers. Charles L. Pierce, President; W. E. 
von Johannsen, Secretary; John Alexander and 
Ludwig Schunemann (Hamburg) , Wm, Hall, 
(Portland.) 

Office: 220 California street, San Franciseo, 
Rooms 5 and 7. European office: 64 Kaiser Wil- 
helm sirasse, Hamburg, Germany, Portland 
(Or.) office: 40 Washington Building. 

Write us for particulars. Shares $1 . 50 each . 



pjQUITABLE OIL CO. 

Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5. 

Locat,on: Kern county: Southwest 3^ of section 
1, township 25 south, range 17 east, M D M. 

Officers: Chas Bone, president; J H Sayre, sec- 
retary; Eugene de Sabla, M A Christesen and R 
C Atkins. 

Office: 405 Montgomery street, rooms. 



FERNDALE PETROLEUM 
CO. 



OIL AND DEV. 



Capital.. $100,000. 

ioc,ooo shares at $1. 

Location: 600 acres, five miles northwest of 
Santa Paula, Ventura county. 

Officers: A. C. Dietz, president; R. E. de B. 
Lopez, vice-president; Charles H. Cushing, secre- 
tary; Frank Ench, treasurer. 

Office: Room 21, 222 Sansome street. San Fran- 
cisco. 



QREAT NORTHERN OIL CO. 

Capital $600,000. 

600.000 shares a^Si. 

Location: Controls 1280 acres at the junction of 
the Coalinga and Union iol belts, Fresno and San 
Benito counties, 

Officers: Hon. W. J. Westerfield, president; W 
B. Dennison, secretary and treasurer. 

Office: 783 Market street, San Francisco. 



N 



EWHOPE OIL CO. 



Capital $100,000 

100,000 snares at $1 

Location, sections 11 and 29, township 27S R 27 
east, M D M. Kerncouuty. 

Officers; C R Splivalo, president; W E Denni- 
son, secretaay; CB Stone. C S Laumeister, H Du- 
tard, Thos Bishop and J W McDonald. 

Office:- Room 45, 5th floor Miils Building. 



N 



EWHALL Oil, AND DEV. CO, 



Capital $500,00 

500,000 shares at $1 . 

Location: 5227 acres in a tract eight miles east 
and west and one mile wide on northerly slope of 
San Fernando range; on boundary line between 
Ventura and Los Angeles counties. 

Officers: George A. Newhall, president; Henry 
J. Crocker, vice-president; E. W. Newhall, serre- 
tary; Henry G. Newha'1, consulting engineer. 

Office: 307 Sansome street, San Francisco. 



O 



IL BASIN PETROLliUM CO. 



Capital 



.$600,000 



60,000 shares at $10. 

Location: 160 acres in Kettlem;\n Plains, Kings 
county. 

Officers: J H Moore, president; C C Curtis, 
vice-president; L A Prusso, secretary; EN Prusso. 
treasurer; F K Bowden, trustee. 

Office- 67 No. First street, San Jose, Cal. 



O 



RISNTAL OIL COMPANY. 



Cr.pital $100,0.00 

100,100 shares at $1. 

Location: SEM Sec. 26, Twp. 23 S., R. 17 E., 
Kings county, Kreyenhageu Oil District. 

Officers: L B McMurtry, president; H H Har- 
low, vice-president; E W Kay, seretary and man- 
ager. 

Office. Room 506 Pa rott Bldg., San Francisco. 

"QETROl.EUM CENTER OIu CO 



Capital $500,000 

500.000 shares at$i.oo 

Officers— Alexander Rannie, president; E. F 
Beck, general manager; A. J. Stratton, secretary; 
H. M. McKenney, vice-president. Chas. Teague". 

Office — Room 29, Third floor Mills, building. 

Location; Kern county. 640 acres in, section 8 r 
township 28 south, range 28 'east! 20 acres in the" 
SE% of section 28, same township arid range, and 
80 acres in the W 1 ^ of the N"4 of section 13,. town- 
ship 29 south, range 28 east, and 40 acres in the 
SE& of the SE'/C of section 24, township 28 south, 
range 27 east. Total, 78oacses. 



R 



EX CRUDE OIL COMPANY. 



Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5 

Location, Los Angeles county. 

Officers and directors: Henry J Crocker, pres- 
ident; Wendell Easton., vice-president; W si 
Armstrdng, secretary; F W Suinner, E W Run- 
you, George W Henderson, H F Bulwer, Geo. 
Easton, J L Rathbone. C S Benedict. 

Office: 638 Market street, San Francisco, Cal. . 



^yUKON CRUDE OIL CO. 

Capital $250,000 

100,000 shares at $2.50 

Location, Los Angeles county. 

Officers and directors: Henry J Crocker, pres- 
ident; Wendell Eastou, vice-president; W S Arm- 
strong, secretary; Prince A Ponitowski, E W Ruu- 
yon, C S Benedict, Geo. Easton, Jno F Merrill, F 
W Sumner and Geo W Henderson. 

Office 638 Market street, San Francisco. 



BIGS S{ 
RIGS 



I have five rigs which I 
will sell rent or superin- 
tend. Can furnish ex 
perienced drillers. Will 
take stock in well-located 
company. Can furnish 
best of references as to 
experience, and reliabil- 
ity. Address, . 

" DRILLER " 

BOX 305 BAKERSFIELD, CAL 



Oil. K 



t>»» « m >m I 



San Francisco & Mckittrick 
OIL COMPANY. 

•rols 900 acres about 
miles northwest Uriel 

mile from 
the largest well in th< 



A limited amount 1 

offered at $2.50 per share. 



Will mail prospectus if d« 




□ 



WOMem Sl'CCESS ' 




Smith=Premier 
I > pc\\ riters 

\i<. Used Everywhere 



i 



H. V. MAXFIELD. Sci'i;. 
■ v Fourth Floor Mills Building 
- FRANC - 
Telephone Red ■•• 



BARKER RANCH 



/ellerl*ch A /cllerluch 

A. ZELLERBACH & SONS 

THE PAPER HOUSE. 

416. 418,420, 422. 424. 426 
Sansome St.. - San Francisco 



Paper and Paper Bags, Twine 
and Supplies of every description 
incidental to the trade. 



We carry the Largest Stock. Our prices arc 
Equitable. 



Tel. Main. 1133. 



Fine Printing 



If you need a 



Prospectus 



Circular 



Folder, Etc. 



CALL AT THE 



Pacific 
Oil Reporter 



318 Pine Street 



Basin Petroleum Co. 



Oil Company " 

Holds .1 twentj year lease ol the 
whole of the well-known Darker 

Ranch in 4 unded for Capital Stock, : : (600,000 

2'; miles on one side bj Kern 

•X er .. , 

The Bakersneld oil territory has, ,.,, vrj i ue , «.,o.c*>. 

already proven one ol peat size 
and rare richness of sand, and de- 
velopment is rapidly moving near- ! 
cr and nearer to this property. 

The Pioneer well in the middle 
of it. is down 405 f >el and a seep 
age of oil has already been en- 
countered. 
CAPITAL - - $20... 

Size of Holdings, 1120 acres. 

Title U. S. Patent. Treasury 
stock for development purposes 

for sal;. 



DIRECTORS 
President .... d. SAMUELS 

Vice- President - J. DALZELL BROWN 

Secretary . - . FRANK KOENIG 

T- G.CROTHERS, MAURICE V.SAMUELS 

—OFFICE AT 
KOENIG'S 123 Kearny St. 

SAN FRANCISCO. 



Incorporated Oct. 3, 1899. 

NEW HOPE OIL CO. 

Capital $100,000 



Hoard of Directors- .1 11 Moore, 
President; C C Curtis, vice 1 
dent: I. A Prnsso. secretary; E N 
I'russo. treasurer; !•' K Bowdeil 
trustee, 



Commercial & Savings Bank, San 
Jose, Dcnository. 



A limited amount of stock for sale 
at $1.50 per share. 



Main Office 67 North First Street San 
dose. Telephone Red 1963. 



100,000 Shares 



at $ 1. 00 



This Company owns 1280 acres of patented land, 
sections n and 29, township 27 S, range 27 east. 
M. r>. M.. Kern Co. California. 



C. R. Splivalo, Italian Paste Co., 307 Battel 
St,. San Francisco. , . 

C. S. Ladmeister, Flour Mills, 184 Mission St 
San Francisco. . . 

H, dotard, Wholesale Grain and Commission 
Merchant, 125 Davis St., San Francisco. 

C. B. STONE, Manager San Francisco Breweries 
Ltd., 240 Second St., San Francisco. 

Thos. B. Bishop, Attorney, Bishop and Wheeler, 
532 Market street, San Francisco. 

J W McDonald, President and and General 
Manager City Street Improvement Co., Mills 
Bldg, San Francisco. 

W E Dennison, President Steiger Terra Lotta 
& Pottery Works. 1556 Market St.. San Francisco. 

OFFICERS: 

C. R, Splivalo President 

W. E. Dennison Secretary 



General Office, Room 45, 
FiJthFIoor, Mills Building S. 



OIL LAND FOR SALE 
or LEASE. 

T. H. CHANDLER, 

Room 3, Fourth Floor, Mills Bldg. 




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A MINE or 
OIL LANDS 
in any of the best localities in the 

State call on 

BEGGS& GUTTER, 

240 Montgomery St. 



100 choice Nome Claims for Sale 



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Capital 100,000 shares, par value of $5. 
GE.). W. TURNER President. 

Property located in Keru County, near Mc- 
Kittrick, and in Santa Clara County, near Alma. 

A limited amount of stock is now offered at 
$1.00 per share, payable in installments of 20 per 
cent, monthly. 

Will mail Prospectus if desired. 

CHAS. F. BURKS, Secretary, 
321 Safe Deposit Building, San Fraucisco. 



Bovard & Seyfang M'fg Co. 

MANUFACTURKRS OF 

Stationary and Portable Boilers, Steam Engines, 

Iron Tanks, Rig Iron Outfits, Drilling and Fishing Tools 

And everything needed to drill and operate 

Oil, Gas & Artesian Wells 

Manufacturers agents for 

Tubing, Casing, Pipe Fittings, Valves Etc. 

Natural Gas Plants a Specialty. Cable address, "Roang" A U C & Private Codes 

BRADFORD, PA., U. S. A. 



The Great Northern 
Oil Company^tSfe? 

Controls 1280 acres at the junc- 
tion of the Coalinga and Union 
oil belts, Fresno and San Benito 
counties. 



Capitalized at $600,000, in 600,000 
shares, par value $1.00. 

STOCK NON-ASSESSABLE. 



A Limited No. of Shapes of Treasury Stock 
will be Sold at $1 per Share. 

Prospectuses furnished on appli- 
cation. 
Main Office, -- 783 Market St 

HON. W. J. WESTERFIELD, President 
W. B. DENNISON, Secretary and Treasurer. 



WISEMAN'S LAND BUREAU 

237 W 1st. street 

Los Angeles, California. (Established 1885 



i [eadquarters for School and Government 
Lands in California. School Laud only $1.25 an 
acre, on easy terms. Lands abound in all coun- 
ties; reiiuiienoconditioD as to residence or occu- 
pation, Cheapest, satest and surest investment 
111 America to man or woman Send stamp for 
our land book 



PIPE FOR SALE. 



2000 feet, 5 inch, Dipped, Standard 
Iron Pipe, Screw Joint. As good as new 
For Sale Cheap. 
SANTA BARBARA ICE CO. 



Continental Oil And Development Company 



INCORPORATED. 



Only 6,000 Shares 

Of which 1500 were put on the market at $10.00 per share. 
This company owns 1096 acres of the richest oil land in the entire belt 
Township 19, range 14, near Oil City. 

960 acres but a short distance from the famous section 20 where 
the first big strike was made. 

THE CONTINENTAL owns all of section 22. and half of section 
28, Township 19, Range 14, also 100 acres in Kings county in the 
AVENAI. DISTRICT. The company has about 

2oo SHARES 

of stock to offer at the above figure. For maps and further particulars 
call on or address 

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Opportunities for Investment 



The Diamond Oil Company owns 640 acres 
of the best oil land in the celebrated McKittrick 
District, in Kern county. California, with per- 
ect title. 

At present there are twenty-four flowing and 
producing oil wells in this district, producing 
several thousand barrels a day. 

The Diamond Oil Company's land is in town- 
ship 29 south, range 21 east, M. D. M., in Kern 
county, in the McKittrick District, six miles 
from the railroad and within five miles of the 
great flowing McKinsey well, and by the re- 
ports of two of the best oil expert geological 
survevors of the Pacific Coast pronounced to 
be the best of oil land. 

Only a limited amount of stock will be sold 
at fifty cents per share, and the value of the 
stock will double as soon as active work begins, 
as we are in the heart of the richest and most 
productive oil belt in California. 







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OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. 

Hon. E. D. Berri - - President 
Gen. W. H. Seamans - Vice-President 

W. W. Allen Sr., 

Secretary arid General Manager 
Columbian Bank - - Depository 

DIRECTORS 

W.H. SEAMANS 

Adj utant-General State of California 

I. J. TRUMAN 

President Columbian Bank 

PHILLIP LAWRENCE. j 

Assistant Secretary of State, South Dakota 

JOHNJENKIN 

Barrow, Wade, Guthrie & Co., Accountants, 

London, Manchester, New York, San Francisco 

WM. PARDY, 

Pacific States Building, Loan & Savings Society 

San Francisco. 

E.P. BERRI 

Carpet Dealer, San Francisco 

W. C. ALBERGER 

Civil Engineer, San Francisco 
GEO. L. HARRIS 
United States Navy, retired 
W.W. ALLEN.SR. 
Attorney-at-law, San Francisco 



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PRIDAV 






TAKEN OFF THE LIST. 



though during) 

t mm f ""K off has 

Twelve Oil lompanic* no l.on^r 
■ .•%»,.._ „. . " " cnl! been .■! 

On Wedoesd *•■ tfa< 
ofthe Producer e friction ..litained 

appeared without the nam I by pumping showed to in 

twelve companies which have State "•" affairs is neither a ben T uc 

heretofore appeared among tlu . to Mm bange or the com exports during 1899 amount) 



gallona Among other 
oil producing countries, the lollow- 



names of the different oil com pa- psniea, for if the broke- 
nies listed with the Producers' (HI mpany and Lear Ita 

Exchange, tlu- com pa- !t will not take long 1,, put it in i„ K are the 111. .st important with 

nies have been most prominent bad odor with the Investing public their output in 1899 Au-.tr 
among those whose stock has met On the other hand the compi gallons; Sumal 

with a ready sale, si.ch as the Ana- can greatly injure the reputation ,„,, gallons; Javs 00 gal 

conda. Barker Ranch. San Joaquin ofthe Producers' oil Exchange [ OMi Canada. gallons 

and Yukon. I which ought not to suffer on ac- Rouraania. 24,pqp,ooo gallons; In 

The names of the companies count of the unbusinesslike meth- ,i; ;1 15,000 gallons. The total im 



omitted from the list are as fol- 
low 

Anaconda. 

Barker Ranch. 

Big Panoche. 

California Consolidated. 

Grand Central. 

Great Western O. & I lev. Co. 

Monterey. 

Oakland. 

San Joaquin. 

Stella. 

Yukon. 

It is understood that the reason 
for the omission of the names of 
these companies is that they were 
formerly listed with the defunct 
California Oil Exchange and were 
listed with the Producers' Oil Ex- 
change on the basis that they 
would make regular application 
for. membership and would pay the 
required listing fee of $100, such as 
is paid by all other companies 
whose application for listing is ac- 
cepted by the Producers' Oil Ex- 
change. They were given thirty 
days in which to make this appli- 
cation and payment, and for va- 
rious reasons the twelve companies 
above mentioned failed to do so, 
and were consequently dropped. 
Yesterday, however, one or two of 
those companies dropped made ap- 
plication for reinstatement and 
promised to produce the necessary 
cash. It is said that among those 
who will surely be re-listed are the 
Anaconda; Barker Ranch and 
Yukon 

It is known that a number of 
companies are very much dissat- 
isfied with the way their stock has 
been beared on the Producers' Oil 
Exchange, and one reason why 
some ofthe companies have failed 
to relist their stock may be the 
fact that they do not choose to put 
themselves and their stock again 
at the mercy of certain unscrup- 
ulous brokers who systematically 
bear a few shares of stock in or- 
der that they may reap a harvest 
from the sale of a greater number 
of shares at a higher price, forcing 
the company to buy in order to 
protect the standing of their stock. 
These methods are called in brok- 
er's parlance "protection," but in 



ods of certain of its brokers. 



ports of oil of all descriptions into 




A 36,000-barrel tank recently erected by the Coalinga Oil Co., 
(Clianslor & Canfield) and located three miles from Oil City, and six 
miles from Coalinga. It is at present unused as all the oil produced 
in the Coalinga field is shipped at once, and as the demand far exceeds 
the supply, no oil is stored. The large number of wells now being 
drilled in the Coalinga field will spon greatly increase the output of this 
district, and the storage capacity of the various tanks in the district 
will be greatly taxed. The photo, from which this half-tone is made 
was furnished by B. Frank Hand, president of the Big Panoche Co., 
and who is represented as standing at the' base of the tank. C. C. 
Morrison, also of the Big Panoche Co. is the one in the carriage. 



Interesting Statistics. 

Figures which have recently 
been published in different coun- 
tries, and compiled by the Iron and 
Coal Trades Review, enable a com- 
putation to be made of the oil sup- 
ply of the world. This is a matter 
of interest to all who are concerned 
in the mining and the use of min- 
eral fuel. It appears that the total 
quantity of oil produced in the 
United States during 1899 amount- 
ed to 2,058,656,600 imperialgallons 
against 2.110,034,000 gallons in 
1898. The total quantity exported 
amounted in 1899 to 915,024,441 
gallons, compared with 986,480,610 
gallons in 1898, which was also a 
falling off over 1897 of some 7,000,- 
000 gallons. Russia's output of oil 
in 1899 amounted to 8,470,331 
tons, against 8,801,871 tonsin 1898. 
The output of oil from foun- 
tains is a great feature of the Rus- 



the United Kingdom amounted to 
236,250, 000 gallons. 



The Independence. 

H. B. GrifSith returned yesterday 
morning from the well of the In- 
dependence company located on 
section 25, 19-15 of the Coalinga 
district, and reports the well to be 
one of the best if not the best well 
in the district. The well is 900 
feet deep and the second sand has 
been penetrated to a depth of 80 
feet. The oil now stands in the 
pipe several hundred feet, and 
sand pumping does not lower it in 
the least. The oil is of an excep- 
tionally fine quality and it is be- 
lieved the well, when cased, will 
yield from 500 to 1000 barrels a 
day. 

If you want to buy oil lands, lease 
or promote oil companies, call on 
A. Barieau,Oil Land Expert, Room 
505 Call Building, 



Till. Oil Ml, ID. 

\> III Stimulate the Mnniifnc till- 
ing nilutttricH of the Stntc. 

Th. it being obtained in 

the field of oil is the development 
work which is hcine, reported all 
alonv, the line. The nppei San 
Joaquin and Southern California 

papers report increasing output, 

and as the production can be 

pended upon the demand tor the 
I'ul continues to in "The 

I. os Angeles Hotel Gazette of 

April 2d has this ti 'The 

Oil craze that is now attracting so 
much attention throughout the 
length and breadth of California 
promises to be as great a bonanza 
as did the gold excitement ol 

Every reasoning person who has 
examined the field must see that 

I In- benefits which will accrue from 
this industry will equal if dot 
surpass those of the 'days of gold.' 
I'p to the present time the great- 
est retarding force operating 

against the state has been the 
enormous cost of fuel. During 
the past it has been impossible to 
operate any extensive manufac- 
turing establishment, though tim- 
ber, wool and immense bodies of 
ores necessary for different lines 
of manufactures are found on 
every side, and the raw material 
can be obtained just as cheap and 
of as good quality as any place 
on the continent. But the great 
development now going on in 
the various oil fields guarantees 
an abundant supply of a cheap 
fuel, and on every side we hear of 
new industries springing into exis- 
tence, a smelter, a mammoth fur- 
niture factory and pottery kilns 
and small concers innumerable." 



Boring On Tulare Lake. 

T. Bacigalupi was in Hanferd 
last week to engage an artesian 
well borer to sink a well, explor- 
ing for oil, down on his ranch 
near Angiola, on what was not 
many years ago the Tulare Lake 
bed. The Hanford Journal says 
he is forming a stock company for 
development work and believes 
oil can be struck down there. He 
could not secure a well borer in 
Hanford and went elsewhere to 
secure one. He thinks an artesian 
well outfit can sink an oil well on 
his place all right, without its be- 
ing necssary to secure an expen- 
sive oil drilling outfit; as the soil 
formations are very favorable. Mr. 
B. states that he will have an im- 
mense crop of grain on his place 
this year and so will quite a num- 
ber of his neighbors. It will seem 
strange to see oil derricks and 6il 
wells down in the wheat fields 
and grazing lands of Tulare Lake, 
but as strange things as that are 
frequent, we are informed, in 
Pennsylvania. 

There is as yet no news of any 
oil strikes at Arroyo Grande, al- 
though there are several drilling 
rigs at work. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 

Published Weekly 

The Oil authority of the Pacific Coast 



W B. WINN, Editor and Publisher. 



Office and Editorial Rooms 

318 Pine Street, San Francisco 

Telephone, Bush, 176 



TERMS 

One Year $2 50 

Six Months * 50 

Three Months 1 00 

1 ngle Copies I0C 

STRICTLY IN ADVANCE 

Money should be sent by Postal Order, Draft 
or Regi stered Letter addressed to FaciSc Oil Re- 
porter, 318 Pine street, San Francisco, room 
29. Communications must be accompanied by 
writer's name and address, not necessarily for 
publication, but as a guarantee of Rood faith. 

Entered in the Postomce at San Francisco, Cal. 
as second-class matter. 



FRIDAY MAY 4. 1900 



A number of gentlemen, promi- 
nent in the oil in- 
An dustry.both as pro 

Oil Men's ducers and consum- 
AsSOCiaion. ers and promoters 
of oil companies 
are advocating the formation 
of an association, the purpose 
of which will be to bring together 
the oil men of the State in an asso- 
cirtion in San Francisco, which will 
will be absolutely devoid o f all sec- 
tional lines, and will advocate the 
interests of oil men of every county 
and every district. It is proposed 
to have an association where prac- 
tical producers and consumers will 
feel that they are at home. As an 
oil man said : "This association, or 
club as it may be called, will not be 
a Bohemian club, for there the 
principal topics are wine, women 
and song. It certainly will not be 
a Pacific Union club, for to it will 
be welcomed those who may not 
happen to be millionaires. It will 
not be a Merchants' club, for to it 
will belong men who may not be 
engaged in mercantile pursuits. It 
will not be a Union League club, 
for it will not be devoted to men 
who are simply engaged in the po- 
litical schames of any party; but it 
will be a club to which any man 
will be welcomed who may be en- 
gaged in the production or I he sale 
of oil, and in the promotion of those 
oil enterprises which are now add- 
ing so materially to the wealth and 
prosperity of California. 

It is also proposed to have a 
committee appointed whose busi- 
ness will be to pass on the stand- 
ing of different companies. It is 
argued that such a committee is 
absolutely necessary; that the ne- 
cessity of such an organization 
and such a committee is made 
manifest by the fact that there 
are companies advertising their 
stock who do not o~wn a foot of 
land, do not control any land un- 
der lease, do not intend to buy 
any machinery, do not intend to 
develop a single foot of oil ter- 
ritory, but are selling their stock 
principally in the east for what- 
ever it will bring and are pocket- 



ing the proceeds. It is claimed 
that there are several such com- 
panies now operating and that 
there is no organization whose busi- 
ness it is to bring such companies 
to task and expose their villanies. 
It is also intended to make this 
organization comprehensive and 
to avoid so far as possible, section- 
al jealousies; that is to say, it will 
not advocate the merits of any 
one territory, but Bakersfield, 
Fresno, Los Angeles, Kings, Con- 
tra Costa and all other sections 
will be given due credit. 

That there is need of such an 
organization no one can deny and 
it is to be hoped that now the 
suggestion has been made it will 
be followed out and great results 
may follow. 



A WARNING 



Kow Certain Companies Have 

Warned Stockholders Against 

Brokers. 

Apparently there are certain oil 
stockbrokers who, in order to 
gain the dollar paid as commission 
on sales, are willing to do any- 
thing in order to effect a sale- 
If they can scare a man into sell- 
ing his stock by. telling him it is 
only worth fifty cents or less a 
share, when it is worth $1, all right 
They earn $1 on the sale from the 
seller and alsp $1 from the buyer 
if they can, and they earn just as 
much by selling stock at one-half 
its value as at its full value. Their 
motto is "Sell anything at any 
price," and they have no regard for 
the reputation of the company 
whose stock they are hawking 
about to its injury. 

As a consequence one of the best 
known and established com- 
panies, one that is producing a 
large amount of first-class oil, has 
sent out the following circular 
to its shareholders. Other compa- 
nies are sending out similar circu- 
lars : 

WARNING. 

To our Shareholders : The 
great possibilities of this company 
having been demonstrated by the 
success attending our first develop- 
ment work, and now that the pro- 
ductiveness of our land has been 
proven bepond any doubt, it be- 
comes our duty to warn our share- 
holders against the manipulations 
of stock gamblers. 

Already there is a movement 
being made by this gentry to ob- 
tain stock from our shareholders at 
much below its value. To enter 
into an explanation of the tactics 
employed would require much 
space, but the most common one is 
to offer a few shares at a low price 
to tempt others to sell. In brief, 
to give away a tew shares to get 
many back. 

It is our earnest desire that each 
and every shareholder should de- 
rive the fullest benefit from their 
investment in our company, and 
that they may at all times know 
the worth of their holdings, and not 
be tempted to sell at a loss or toi 



for an insignificant gain, we shall 
inaugurate for ther protection a 
system which will give accurate 
information upon the extent of the 
developments made, and upon the 
completion of each well bulletins 
will be mailed to their last known 
address. 

It is in the nature of things that 
some of onr shareholders may de- 
sire at some time toselltheirstock, 
and to such we would say, 'Don't 
do so until you have written this 
office regarding its value." 

Anticipating your appreciation 
of our desire to protect you, and 
that you will heed our advice, we 
remain, Yours very truly, 



The Mt. Diablo Co 

Geo. W. Terrill, president of the 
Producers' Oil Exchange' has re- 
cently become largely interested in 
the Mt. Diablo Oil Company, which 
owns 160 acres in Contra Costa 
county, about due east from San 
Pablo. Three wells have already 
been put down by the original 
promoters of the Mt. Diablo Com- 
pany and struck a fine seepage of 
oil at a depth of about eighty feet. 
Mr.J Terrill and those connected 
with him have recently obtained 
control of the affairs of this com- 
pany, and intend to push it with 
the utmost dispatch. 

A party composed of Secretary 
Heath of the Producers' Oil Ex- 
change, W. F. Belden, Willard Ter- 
rill, Colo. Ogden, E. W. Downer of 
Panole, and John Bouquet of San 
Pablo, visited the property of the 
company a few days ago and de- 
cided to commence drilling opera- 



tions immediately about 1000, feet 
to the northeast of the first group 
of wells, and to drill, if necessary, 
from 700 to 800 feet, when it is al- 
most certain that a good flow of oil 
will be obtained. It is expected to 
sell 40,000 shares of development 
stock at the low price of 10 cents a 
share. 

Several companies who own land 
contiguous to, or near by the prop- 
erty of the Mt. Diablo Oil Cnmpany 
will watch thejdevelopment opera- 
tions with a great deal of interest, 
and if oil is obtained, as it is ex- 
pected, they also will commence 
development work immediately. 



The New Hope- 

The well of the New Hope Com- 
pany in Kern county, is now down 
over 600 feet, and drilling is pro- 
ceeding rapidly, Oil s expected 
at perhaps 1200 feet. 



Petroleum) Center. 

Well No. 4, on 27, 28-28, is near- 
ly finished; the depth is now. over 
500 feet. Derricks for wells 5 
and 6 are up on the same section, 
and a large receiving tank is now 
under way. Derricks are up for 
well No. 7, on 24, 28-27, and drill- 
ing will commence May 27, All 
the buildings are up. 



JOSEPH B. TOPLITZ, 

Member Producers' 
Oil Exchange 

Stock Broker 



Prices quoted and straight, infor- 
mation given on oil stocks, 
listed or unlisted. 

ROOMS 9 and 10 . 
330 Pine street, - .San Francisco, 



Railway Men's Oil Company 

of Los Angeles 

CAPITAL STOCK $300,000 



Dividend paying stock. Gilt edge property in the cele- ; 
brated NEWH ALL DISTRICT. Call on or address £ 

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39T Parrott BIdg, 



C. L. HAMMOND 



^HocOIL TANKS 

DO NOT LEAK. 

FOR PRICE AND DESCRIPTIVE CIRCULAR ADDRESS 

PACIFIC TANK COMPANY 



E 2d street 

Los Angeles 



35 Beale St. 

San I-rancisco 



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PACIFIC Oil. RI-FORTR 



THB ASHURST. 



0»e«f the Mom Prominent ol Hon 
Benito Compnrn 

The Ashurst Oil, Land and De- 
velopment Compan ilenito 
county has recently ! ■ 
ized, with the following Hoard of 
Directors: Jacob Simon, I>r. C. L. 
Devinny. I.. Catten, L. J. Abrams 
and B. K. Thrift, all of Stockton; 
H. Christ of Modesto, and Julius 
Lanzenbcrg of Tres 

The officers of the company are: 
Jacob Simon, president; 
Abrams, vice-president and man- 
ager; O. B, Parkinson, secretary; 
San Joaquin Y alley B*nk of Stock- 
ton, treasurer. 

The company is owner of lots 3 
4 and 8, section 24, 17-12, lot 1 in 
section 23, 17-11, 16c acres in sec- 
tion 31, 16-1 1 , 320 acres in section 
6, 16-10, all located in the Yallecitos 
valley, San Benito county. 

This district has attracted a great 
deal of attention of late on account 
of the fact that oil of a high grade 
has been known to exist there for 
the last twenty-five years. I, ate 
settlers have reported from time to 
time phenomenal indications, and 
the oil seepages are found there 
abundantly in a wide area in this 
section. The seepage is of a very 
high gravity surface oil, and ; s 
found in many pools where itflows 
out of the oil sand croppings. 

The land was formerly a part of 
the Ashurst ranch and the title is 
first-class. The gentlemen asso- 
ciated with the company are men 
of standing in the business world 
and have also promulgated other 
oil companies in this district that 
are now boring for oil. The com- 
pany places on the market 25,000 
shares for development purposes 
only, at the rate of $t per share. 
The derricks, water tanks, roads, 
etc., are all completed and the ma- 
chinery is already ordered. The 
drilling' will commence as soon as 
the machinery can be obtained. 



NBW INCORPORATIONS. 

The following articles of incor- 
poration have been filed with the 
Secretary of state: 

The Zenith Oil Company. Place of 
business, Los Angeles. Directors— W A 
Hendryx, F A Garbutt, J Morris, C Weir 
and M J Hall, all of Los Angeles. Capi- 
tal stock, |loo,ooo; subscribed, |6o,ooo. 

Our Own Oil Company. To bore for 
oil, etc. Place of business, McKittrirk, 
Kern county. Directors — C J Berry, W J 
Berry; W M Spencer, W J Roberts, F h 
Keller, all of Selma. Capital stock, $100,- 
000; all subscribed. 

Kismet Oil Company. Place of busi- 
ness, Los Angeles. Directors — W R King, 
M L Starin, R F del Valle, Los Angeles 
and W A Louderback and P Courian, San 
Francisco. Capital stock, J5oo,ooo; sub- 
scribed, $2500. 

Northern California Oil Company. 
Placeof bnsiness, Red Bluff. Directors— 
M V Samuels, San Francisco; J M West 
J J Wells, J R Griselin and H P Andrew, 
Red Bluff. Capital stock, $200,000; all 
subscribed. 

Occident Oil, Mining and Development 
Company. Placeof business, San Fran- 
ciico. Directors— R R Patterson, R A 



n Francuc 
Ames San Andrea*, and J P l».i»i- 

■ $1,000,000; v.lt... 

I 

Val. pany. Phccof baateaa*, 

" 

tyiyon 

Cahoenga QD Compaaj Place of boil, 
I. II M1I1 h 
ell. 1 iffc, t J Stephana 

P M EdM) ud 
AiiKcIc- Capital Nock, $: ■ 
; 

Pfdelit] Oil Company, Place ■•( boat' 
Rett li 
W N.-Mii. 1 
K Stevens and J I. M Shetterly. San Fran- 
cisco, mi. I <; H Crane, Valley Junction, la 
Capital 

SenatorOil Company. Place ol luisi- 
neat, Bakerafield, Directors— B V Brooks, 
1. Peyton, B It Waterman, W A Sloan, 
Bakersfield, and 11 11 Blood, San Fi 

ipital Mock, $200,000; subscribed. 
$ioco. 

San Benito County Oil Company. Place 
of business, San Benito, Directors -K r 

Lathrop, T S Hawkins, W Palmta^, A | 
McKay, c. Wappel, J WWisael, Bollister, 

and E J Hemic, San Francisco. Capital 
stock, f 200,000; subscribed, J7000. 

Redding Oil and Improvement Com- 
pany. Placeof business, Redding. Di- 
rectors — E Sweeny, L Moore, E S Watson, 
S Hill. C R Briggs, W O Blodgett and D 
M Etter, all of Redding. Capital stock 
|roo,ooo; subscribed, $700. 

Tbe Climax Oil Company. Place of 
business, San Jose. Directors — SF Leib, 
G M Bowman, C M Lorrigan, E C Siugle- 
tary, San Jose, and H G Bond, Santa Clara. 
Capital stock, f 100,000; snbscribed, $250 

Berkeley Oil Company. Place of busi- 
ness, Los Angeles. Directors — J Kurtz 
E North, L Harris, M Lowenthal, N Pease 
A Stern and J J Bergin, allof Los Angeles, 
Capital stock, $450,000; all subscribed. 

Passo Robles Oil and Development 
Company. Place of business, Passo Robljs. 
Directors— S D Merk, T B Brown, J F 
Brcck, E Exline, A Webster, all of Passo 
Robles. Capital stock, 1150,000; sub- 
scribed, $50,000. 

Simi Oil Company. Principal place of 
business, Los Angeles. Directors — W C 
Cochran, M L McCray, F M Lyon, J J 
Fas, E T Stimson, E R Smith and M L 
Willis. Capital stock, $600,000; sub- 
scribed, 119,500. 

The Crow Oil Company. Principal 
place of business, San Francisco. Di- 
rectors— J T Crow, C C Crow and J B Crow 
of Crow's Landing, R B Marshallof Wash- 
ington, D. C, and C A Stonesifter of Mo- 
desto. Capital stock, $400,000 ; subscribed, 
$177,77°. 

Oil Springs Oil Company. Principal 
place of business, Oakland. Directors — 
E A Moody, R B Meyers, C D Fowler, W 
H O'Brien and D B Wilson of Oakland 
and W C Root o f New York City. Capita 
s tock, $250,000; subscribed, $138,000. 



OIL STOCK 
WITH A 
PROVEN VALUE 

Ul BBHK attention of careful investors is called 

g ■;» the ponibiUtiet ol gam that this company 

^"presents. W> OWO bj 1 S. patent 1 the 

Hon 31 111 the famous township 

tbe Kern River Oil district -a Geld 

which is pasl the experimental stage 

it- value si oil producing territory being 
i by over 7o producing wells eight 

ol which arc within iur holdings. 

We are developing our property and well No. 
i has just been completed, it bavin < itv 

of too barrels pei daj . 

Railroad now being bull into field, thus as- 
suring transportation of product al a minimum 

A Limited number of Shares 
At $1.00 Per Share 

will be sold from the treasury stock lor the pur- ^ 
pose of increasing our developing plant. 5t| 

We snatl be pleased to send prospectus and &§ 
maps to those who are seeking safe investment 
in a legitimate oil company whose success is 
assured, both by the possession of PROVEN 
OIL, LAND and a progressive and economical 
management. 

Sterling Oil and Development Co. 

35 Crocker Bldg. San Francisco 

Directors: W. S. Gage, President: J. A. Bunt- 
ing, Vice-Preside nt; J. C. Hampton, N. K. 
Masten, H. H. Blood. Wm. Ellery, Secretary- 
Treasurer. 



Home Security Oil Co. 



Incorporated under the laws of Arizona. 
Capital stock, $500,000 Shares - Par Value $1 00 

STOCK NON-ASSESSABLE. 



1240 acres patented land in Big Panoche Oil Belt. A limited num- 
ber of shares of Treasury stock will be sold at 25 cents per share for 
development purposes only. Prospectus can be had on application to 

secretary. 

President, F. B. McKEVITT. Secretary, D. P. HOCKING. 
OFFICE, 464 Ninth Street, Oakland, Cal. 



Three New Wells Drilling 

There is quite a stir now over 
in the Kettleman district and 
many new teams are at work. 
Within the past week three new 
rigs have started up. 

Drilling commenced last week 
on the Iowa Oil Company's prop- 
erty in the Kettleman district. 
The well is down over 100 feet. 
The drill is now in blue shale and 
the company's prospects are fine. 
Drilling was started last Wednes- 
day morning on the Stanislaus 
Oil Company's property, Judge 
Hewell, the superintendent being 
in charge. 



President, S. T. Allen, Vice-President, F. M. Hopkins, Secretary; 
F. McRae, Superintendent and Treasurer Jay P. Harter 

California Consolidated 

OIL COMPANY. 

Incorporated under the laws of Nevady which provides that stock 
is non-assessable. 

Has patented land in Coaliuga district and a valuable tract in 
the famous 28 28, Kern River district, where first well . will be sunk. 

A limited number of shares of stock is now on sale for develop- 
ment purposes at $1.00 per share. 

Main Office No II Montgomery street, San Francisco. 



For Sale. 

Two Second-hand Standard Drilling 
Machines, three Second-hand Stahdarp 
Oil Country Drilling Rigs, 

CHARLES W. DOWNES, 
6821 Manchester Ave., S? Loui« t Mo. 



Wanted. 

A premotor or a number of par- 
ties to organize an Oil Company to 
develop 80 acres of Patented Oil 
Land in the Coalinga district, 
Fresno county. Address, "Owner" 
this office. 




PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



BAD FOR OIL MEN. 



Their Association Has Ceased 
Active Operations. 

The following self-explanatory 
letter has been sent out by Secre- 
tary Led F. Wincbell of the Petrol- 
eum Miners' Co-operative Associa- 
tions 

Fresno, Cal.,. April 20,. 1900. 

Gentlemen: Owing to the lack 
of interest manifested by the min- 
eral claimants, induced, no doubt, 
by the false and erroneous impres- 
sion that, because of the recent 
temporary withdrawal of the min- 
eral lands from application, alldan- 
ger.is passed, the board of directors 
of the Petroleum Miners' Co-oper- 
ative Association deems, it inadvis- 
able to continue the expenses 
necessary to the prosecution of the 
objects of the association. At a 
meeting of the directors held April 
18, 1900, it was resolved to stop all 
expenses after the 30th inst., and 
all salaries, rents, etc., will there- 
after cease, as must also any action 
by the association tending to re- 
lieve the miners, until such time as. 
the mineral claimants shall give the 
association the support that the 
coniliticns demand. 

The organization will be main- 
tained and will be prepared, when 
proper support is given, to assist 
even those who have so far, by a 
pen-ny wise and pound foolish poli- 
cy, refused to aid the association. 
The assistance will soon be sought ) 
there can be no doubt, and the rude 
awakening to a realization of the 
quicksand foundation surrounding 
the individual and corporate miners 
who have persistently refused to 
accept the proffered hand of assist- 
ance extended by the association. 
No one has the hardihood to even 
suggest that any individual or cor- 
poration can bring to bear or have 
an influence with the department 
or in the halls of Congress, whence 
all real and permanent relief must 
emanate, to compare with that of 
an association such as this. In fact, 
it is the only source-through which 
permanent relief can be secured; 
yet from an inexplicable indiffer- 
ence, all aid to this end has, with 
few exceptions, been withheld. 

By the; payment of the first 
year's dues, as provided in the by- 
laws of the association, an ade- 
quate fund would be created at a 
nominal expense to each, and a 
means of defense would be pro- 
vided for all. But, until such 
time as the mineral claimants do 
give proper support and assist- 
ance, the association must, by 
force of circumstances, withdraw 
from the field of operations, there- 
by hazarding all interests, while 
the wily foe is recruiting and 
stregthening his forces and pre- 
paring to renew the attack from 
behind his fortified positions. 

The present members are liable 
for their pro rata of the indebted- 
ness;, of the association, which 
should be at once advanced, in 
order that further expense can be 



stopped. The association, through 
its board of directors and attorneys, 
who have devoted their individual 
time, efforts and money, .has se- 
cured the relief and benefits now 
being enjoyed by the petroleum 
miners, and it is hoped that there 
will be no hesitancy upon the 
part of any to at once respond. 
Dues upon lands listed with the 
association for .protection^ as pro- 
vided, in Article' 22, page 18 of 
the by-laws, and at the rate of 60 
cents per annum for and upon 
each'twenty acres.- All drafts and 
money orders should be made 
payable to C. Allison Telfer, 
treasurer. 

By order of the board of direct- 
ors Petroleum Miners' Co-operat- 
ive association. 

LED F., WINCHELL, 

Secretary. 

Values Rising. 

A deed was filed for record in 
Bakersfield this . week that shows' 
an advance inthe prices of acreage 
in the northwestern part of the 
Kern River oil field. It was from 
the New Slocan Oil Company to 
the Graves Oil Company, and 
showed a consideration of $505000. 
The land transferred wasthe south 
half of the northwest quarter of 
section 29, 28-28, being 80 acres at 
$625 " ah 'acre, >a considerable ad- 
vance upon that paid for the prop, 
erty by the New .Slocan Company 
a short time ago. The Graves Oil 
Company is a" recently organized 
corporation with a fully subscribed 
capital stock- of $250,000, and is 
composed of Los Angeles men. It 
is said that they will- commence de- 
velopment work within a very 
short time. Negotiations were also 
commenced this week on a deal 
that bids fair to be the largest yet 
recorded in the Kern River district, 
though the price,- $1250 an acre, is 
not considered excessive in view of 
the development that has assured 
the future of the land. The prop- 
erty that . is to be sold is eighty, 
acres in section 4, 28-29. 



Oil City Land for* Sale. 

The property known as the Blue 
Wing has been platted and sur- 
veyed into 20 acre tracts. This 
land is located in Fresno county, 
on the northwest quarter of section 
16, township 19 south, range 15 
east, and is adjacent to the Oil City 
gushers. Title perfect. Address 
''Owner." Box 2065 San Francisco 
or phone F. Falck, 1706 Steiner. 



Section No. 4, in T 23 S., R 16 
E., is going to be well prospected . 
The Stanley Oil Company is put- 
ting up a rig on the northeast quar- 
ter. The Hercules Oil Company is 
putting up a rig on the southwest 
quarter. The Verona Oil Co., on 
the southeast quarter, has built a 
road, and will soon put up a rig. 



Well Contracts Wanted. 

I am prepared to accept and ful- 
fill contracts for sinking from fifty 
to one hundred wells, at any depth 
or size desired. Work can : be be- 
gun immediately. 

. Q.| G. Wilson,. 
.Belleville, Illinois. 



0IL,WATER 
or Wagon Tanks 



Made to order from the 
best Galvanized Iron on 
the market. Made by 
skilled mechanices in a 
new, well equipped fac- 
tory, made right here ad- 
jacent to the oil fields, en- 
abling you to save on the 
freight charges which us- 
ually are quite and item 
Our Tanks are guaranteed 
and thoroughly tested 
before leaving our shop. 
We keep in stock 50 and 
100-barrel Tanks at all 
times. Write or call on 
us for prices. 



Kutner= 
Goldstein Co. 

HANFOEl), CAt,. 



OIL WELL 
Casing 

(BOSTON BRAND) 

Line Pipe 

Steam Pumps 
Valves and Fittings 
Belting 



IBB 






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rane 



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H. T. LALLY, Man'ger 

•23-25 FIRST ST. ) 

24 FREMONT ST. } 

San Francisco, Cal. 



For Lease & For Sale 

Kern County Oil Land 

Northwest of McKittrick. 

TERMS EASY 



Wanted — Men to. contract to 
drill one or more wells. 



Richardson Land Co. 

Tulare, Cal. 



WIRE ■-'* 



XWi 



ROPES 



—FOR- 



WELL 



Sand Lines, etc., Jt 

Block Clips, 
Jt Clamps, Sheaves, etc. 



John A. Roebling's Sons Co 

25 & 27 FREMONT ST., 

: San Francisco, Cal. 



Works, Trenton, New Jersey! 



J R McGUFFICK E J ENSIGN 

Ensign & McGuffick 

Dealers in all kinds of 

Lubricating =:= Oils 

: PAINTS, . ' 
VARNISHES, ETC. 
GLOBE PACKING 



We are agents for 

Crude Petroleum for Fuel, 

Sole Manufacturers of- - . , • > • : 

Nevada Lubricating Compound 

for Marine and Stationary Engines; • .!• 



23 Spear St. 



San Francisco. 



Telephone, 5320, 



UNDEVELOPED OIL LANDS 

. . . . ■ .i , -i'. 

. ■ - : 

fig) Should be Protected @ff 
^B)By Scrip Locations.^ 



U.S. Scrip and warrants for surveyed 
and unsurveyed lands for sale and guar- 
anteed by ■ ; . 

F. A.HYDE, 
415 Montgomery St 

SAN FRANCISCO. 






Pacific Coast Oil News 

IECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN OIL IN VARIOLS PARTS 
OF THE STATE. 



rht? 






The Whi: ompenj on 



Oil has been struck in a well down .'•.. 



cated but mo yards from land of 
the Indian Valley Company in the 
Panoche county at comparatively 
shallow depth. M 
among the promoters of the Indinn 
Valley Company, and the stock is 
in demand at increased price. 

The Whale Oil Company, 
doto. operating near Alcalde, have 
l>een obliged to abandon their first 
well, having encountered quick- 
sand. They will have another 
well down, out of the quicksand 
belt, in thirty or forty days. 

m-MHor.DT. 
The oil men of the state have 
evidently pinned their faith upon 
the fact that there is oil, and in 
abundance, in the Mattole region. 
Messrs. Chanslorand Canfield, the 
Oil Kings" ofthisstate. when here 
a few monthsago, opined as much, 
and said that they would begin 
operations in that district, if de- 
sirable leases could be secured. 
These men evidently mean busi- 
ness, for to parties who represent 
them, asshown by instruments filed 
last week, have been leased : 2,681 
acres of land in that section. 
Agreements to lease 23,607.23 acres 
upon the expiration or forfeiture of 
leases already executed to other 
parties, were also filed. The term 
is for twenty years with the privi- 
lege of twenty years more, the 
owners of the land to receive one- 
twelfth of the output. — Humboldt 
Times. 



n have succeed- 
in withdrawing their battered cas- 
ing in IV 

Can fu-hl \ Cbanalor will -,«,!, 



T i 

CONTRA COSTA 

pumped. 

The : 

the Kern Oil Land I 
mrnt Compan- 



reka well, Tembloi disrrii I 



have two rigs running on the NW Prida) The well baa reached a 



The Nevada company at Tem- 
plor is down 740 feet. 

The Iowa and Oceanic wells 
are going down at a lively rate. 

The Reed company had another 
well " come in" last week on the 
whst half of 34. 

The Batchelor company boring 
on 20, 27-28 has gone through 
several seepages. 

Imperfect perforating is causing 
a lot of trouble in both the Kern 
River and McKittrick districts. 

The Petroleum Development 
company has begun drilling on 
the ~B% of 18, 28-28. 

The Peerless company has se- 
cured a lease on 14, 29-21 and will 
soon begin development work. 

The Consolidated Oil company, 
Price, Doran, et al., of Los Angel- 
es, has a rig at work on the SE^ 
of the WE >£ of 20. 

The Grace company is again at 
work trying to loosen the five and 
five-eighths, casing in No. 1 which 
is stuck fast to the seven and five- 
eighths. 



The Gra) Bagl* having sold 
down to eighty tiroes, the tract 
will be retained and completely de- 
veloped. 

The Reed company reached the 
oil in No. 4 on section 34. last 
Thursday. A string of wells is 
being run along the west line of 
the land. 

The combination which bored 
a dry hole on 14. 28-28, pulled its 
casing, sold it last week, declared 
adivision of what was left and 
quit. 

One company at McKittrick has 
three strings of tools lost in as 
many wells which have been 
abandoned because of the impos- 
sibility of getting the steel out. 

The Grace company has an 
abundance of gas in well No. 1, 
sufficient it is thought, to supply 
fuel for the boiler of a pumping 
plant. Well No. 2 is down over 
100 feet. 

The California Standard is hold- 
ing down the oil in No. 2 with wa- 
ter. It has 107 feet of coarse 
white sand that is different from 
any so far found in the district and 
gives off a kerosene odor. 

The Petroleum Development Co. 
has begun boring on the east half 
of section 18, 28 28. Canfield & 
Chanslor & Spencer will begin 
work on the west half, early next 
week. 

The new Slocan has finished 
perforating its first well and is 
bailing. 500 feet of oil stood in 
the hole when the perforating had 
been made. A 1200 barrel tank 
is being set up. Three more rigs 
are to at work shortly for this com- 
pany. 

The Sunrise Oil and Develop- 
ment company struck a pocket of 
gas at 63 feet. Its well is down a 
little over 100 feet and several 
stringers of shale have been en- 
countered. The site of this com- 
pany's well is on a pleateau at the 
base of the foothills, in 29-21. 

The Giant No. 1, known as the 
Redwood well, is still flowing at 
intervals. The capacity of this 
well has not been tested yet. 
No. 2 was about ready tc be fin- 
ished when the tools were lost, 
and before they were rescued the 
lower joint ot casing -was so badly 
battered that it had to be removed. 
This job was finished last week. 



depth of 

through alternate strata ol sand- 
stone and shale iK-.irl\ .ill the 

way. 

Two weeks ago the Petroleum 
Centei began tearing down its rig 

and in exactly one week it had 
moved its tig including the boiler, 
set up nt N6. 1 and had leached 
the oil sand at 400 feet. And a 
day was lost on account of wel 
weather. 

The Kern River No. 2. at Mc- 
Kittrick, quit Rowing last Tuesday 
and is now being bailed to remove 
the choking sand. Well No. 3 is 
about finished and is said to be 
as much better than No. 2, as No. 
2 is better than No. 1. This com- 
pany shipped six carloads of oil 
one day last week. The regular 
shipments have been two carloads 
per day. 

Whittier & Green went through 
the thick bed of clay lying be- 
low the regulation 200 feet of oil 
sand in their well on the NE^ of 
30. The casing was run four feet 
into the stratum beneath and then 
operations were temporarily aban- 
doned in order that more pressing 
work might be done, but the well 
as it stands now without a per- 
foration is a good one- The oil is 
thinner than that usually found 
in the district. 

At a meeting of the board of di- 
rectors of the McKittrick oil com- 
pany last week, it was decided to 
resume operations as soon as the 
drillers can be secured. The late 
artesian well will be cleared out, 
and if necessary will be sunk 
deeper. It is also proposed to sink 
another well on section 18. The 
McKittrick Consolidated, working 
under lease from the McKittrick 
is down 620 feet and claim that in- 
dications are most favorable. 

The Diamond Oil Company has 
ordered a complete Standard rig 
from the J. D. Hooker Supply 
Company, and will soon start a 
fourteen-inch hole on 11, 29-21, 
where W. O. Hilbish owns a large 
tract of land. The Diamond is a 
very strong company, the officers 
of which consist of Gen. W. H. 
Seamans, I. J. Truman, Phillip 
Lawrence, John Jenkin, William 
Purdy, E. D.Berri, W. C. Alberger, 
George L. Harris, W. W.Allen, Sr. 
The noted expert, W.H. Hennage, 
is a member of the company, as also 
are Dr. A. P. Mulligan, Santa Fe 



OIL and 



40* 



PETROLEUM CO. 



Capital Slock . . $5M,M, 

Shares . . . Jl Each 

The company's holdings consist 
1 land, held on long 
lease at one-tenth royalty. 

Of the capital stock 200,000 

shares are placed in the treasury to 
he sold at 25 cents per share, or- 
until otherwise ordered, to provide 
a working capital. The balance 
of the treasury stock remaining un- 
sold will be divided prorata among 
the stockholders. Active opera- 
tions in the field will commence 
when $10,000 is paid into the treas- 
ury. 

OFFICERS: 

L- R. Mead - - President 
Hon. C. M. Belshaw, - Vice-Prcs. 
Hon.Frank McGowan, Secretary 
B. Harkinson - - Treasurer 

TRUSTEES. 

L R. Mead of Byron Springs and 

Secretary Risdon Iron Works. 
Hon. C. M. Belshaw, Capitalist and 
Representative of Contra Costa Co 
R. Harkinson, Cashier Antioch 

Bank. 
Hon. Frank McGowan, of San 

Francisco, Attorney-at-Law 
R. G. Dean, Agent California 
Wharf and Warehouse Com- 
pany at Brentwood and Byron. 
The company is operating on 
land known to be oil land, as in 
1864 a shallow well was drilled 
which yielded oil of a good qual- 
ity. 

This well was abandoned, as its 
drill got wedged in the hole. 

A railroad runs within a mile and 

a half of the property, and tide 

water is only eight miles distant. 

For Map and Prospectus, address 

any of the officers, or 

W. G. GRIFFITH, 
Assistant Secretary. 
Hearst Building, San Francisco . 



Drilling 
Contractors^^ 



Parties desirous of contracting 
for the boring of one or more wells 
on the W^4 of Sec. 26, Township 
25 South, Range 18 East, M. D. M., 
Kern, County, Cal. (Devil's Den 
District), the property of the True 
Blue Oil Company, can obtain full 
particulars by applying to the Sec- 
retary of the Company, 20 Post 
street, San Francisco, Cal. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



s urgeon, and E.J. Kallright, divi- 
s ion engineer of the Santa Fe. 

The Cantau is making slow pro- 
gress in the face of heaving sand. 

The Brown Company's well on 
27, 28-2S is now 1100 feet deep. 

The greatest demand at present 
for new rigs comes from the Sun- 
set district. 

The Barker Ranch Company is 
to bore a well half a mile back 
from the one in which the big ar- 
tesion flow was struck. 

The President company has a 
crooked hole on 12, 27-28 and is 
pulling its seven and five-eights 
casing. 

The Golden Gate Oil & Pro- 
ducing company is sending out 
rigs a&d itiinber this week to Sun- 
set. 

There is particular and urgent 
demand in the Kern county oil 
fields' fof carpenters and drillers 
who understand their business, 
Bakersfield is a good town forthese 
classes of men to go to. 

The San Joaquin Company's 
gusher is still gushing away with 
undiminished vigor, but as it is ex- 
pected that it will soon cease to be 
that kind of a well, that is when 
the "head" is off, pumping will be 
commenced at once. It is a great 
well, thosewho haveseen it, think. 

C. F. Burks of the Bay City Oil 
Company spent Monday in Bakers- 
fiel8' -getting lumber and other 
necessities together in order- to 
ship them out to the lands 'owrted 
by the company between Sunset 
and McKittrick. 

The Petroleum Development 
company is now ptimping from 
nine wells and will SSoh have four 
others in shape. Its daily pro- 
duction is between 400 and 500 
barrels per day, and besides sel- 
ling to rigs in the district it fur- 
nishes fuel for eleven Santa Fe lo- 
comotives. 

Three companies have selected 
"Golden Gate" as the predominat- 
ing words in their names. There 
are forty "Sunsets," as many 
"Sunrises," and "Kerns" without 
number. One thing oil men 
seem to lack, whatever may be 
the completeness of their general 
makeup, and that is originality in 
choosing the titles that should dis- 
tinguish their enterprises from 
like concerns. All of which leads 
to endless confusion. 

The Reed oil company has for- 
feited every pkoje in the vicinity 
of its well on 20, 22-22, and no 
one approaches the works except 
at the risk of being all shot to 
pieces. One W. E. DeGroot, not 
altogether unconnected with the 
Reed oil company attempted to 
break through the line of armed 
guards yesterday but failed. A 
fellow with a big gun held him up 
nnd about faced him to town. The 
£uard who .had. been hired b5' 
Superintendent , Ross the evening 
before .did not £now DeGroot, did 
not want to know him And refused 
to listen to any explanations what- 
ever. 



The Gray Eagle has sold all of 
ts holdings except So acres. This 

will retain and fully develop. 

The directors of the McKittrick 
Oil Company held ameeting Wed- 
nesday evening and decided to re- 
sume work on their well as soon 
as competent drillers can be se- 
cured. 

At last accounts the President 
Oil Company was down over a 
thousand feet and no signs of oil 
had yet been encountered. The 
work will be continued until some- 
thing is struck. 

The Independent Company has 
contracted to sink twenty wells on 
its 20-acre tract in section 28, 28- 
28. The first well yielded oil at 
400 feet, a result achieved in less 
than a week. 

It is understood that the Kern 
Oil Company has a big sale on. It 
is considering an offer of $100,000 
cash for the eight}- acres in 4, 29- 
28, on which are its six wells. The 
developments indicate an invest- 
ment of $16,000. The offer which 
has been made will brobably be 
accepted, $75,000 divided among 
the stockholders and the re- 
mainder $25,000 set apart for de- 
velopment of a portion of the 
700 acres which the company will 
still own. 

The Kern River company is 
making good progress at McKt- 
trick. Well No. 1 is yielding 200 
barrels per day, No. 2 is flowing, 
No. 3 is eighty feet in the sand and 
No, 4 has reached the oil. Rigs 
are building for Nos. 5 and 6. 

The Golden Gate Oil Company 
composed of Stocktonians, has se- 
cured land in the Sunset district 
the NW^ andNW^ of the NE# 
of 13, 1 1-24, the section in which 
the Jewett & Blodget wells are 
located. Boring will begin within 
twenty days. The treasurer of 
the company, D. O. Castle left for 
the works this morning to select 
the location for the first well. 

The Central Point on 4, 29-28 
has demonstrated that the third 
sand found in other localities un- 
der a thick bed of clay, exists 
also in that neighborhood. Thurs- 
day r having already 125 feet ot 
sand it pierced the clay stratum 
and dropped into another layer 
of sand, course and very prolific 
in oil. The sand was reached at 
585 feet. 

The Independent on the south- 
east quarter of 28, 28-28 is under 
bonds to sink ten wells on its 
twenty-acre tract and intends to 
double that number, pursuing de- 
velopment work as rapidly as pos- 
sible. Contracts for three derricks 
have been closed. 1 The record on 
the first well being bored set the 
pace for those that will follow. 
This record was 400 feet to oil 
sand in 84 consecutive hours. Not 
much headway is being made, 
however, the drillers being 
troubled with the flow of oil. 



The Lord Roberts Company will 
be realy within a week to sink on 
the SE# of the NW# of 2, 29-28. 

A company, unnamed as yet, 
composed of Hanfbrd people, is 
down 400 feet on the NE^ of the 
NWX of section 2, 29-28. 

The Kern Oil Company has or- 
dered a spur built from the South- 
ern Pacific branch line for loading 
cars from wagons near its wells. 

The Bachelor Oil Company has 
not made a strike on Poso Creek, 
as was reported recently. The 
derrick is being pulled down and 
the company announces that a 
higher derrick will be built for a 
larger rig. 

The sale of eighty acres of the 
Kern Oil Company's land, reported 
as pending a few days ago, is as 
good as an accomplished fact, says 
the Californian. Thetract disposed 
of consists of the W 1 /, of the NW% 
of 4. Of the $100,000 obtained by 
the sale, $75,000 will be distributed 
to the stockholders, and $25,000 
will go for further developments. 
It has not been decided whether to 
begin boring to the south along the 
west line of 4, where there is a 
prospect well, or in the northeast 
corner of the section, up against 
the Doheny & Butler property, C. 
A. Canfieldnow has the selling of 
all the Kern Oil company's land. 

The branch lineintotheoil fields 
will extend farther up the river 
than was at first planned. This 
decision was reached by Assistant 
Chief Engineer Gillette, who 
viewed the route Saturday. In- 
stead of stopping at the Elwood 
wells it, will be carried northeast 
three-fourths of a mile to a point 
near the half section post on the 
south line of 34. This will give 
the Reed Company, Treadwell, 
Roper, and those who have lands 
in section- 2 better shipping facili- 
ties. The Southern Pacific is an- 
nounced to be out for business and 
will build spurs from this branch 
wherever needed. 

There u-as completed tms week 
the preliminary work of organiza- 
tion of the California Consolidated 
Petroleum Company, which will 
now be incorporated under the law's 
ot Arizona, with a capital stock of 
$5,000,006, making' it one of the big 
companies of the state, says the 
Los Angeles Herald. The directors 
of the hew company are R. E. 
Blackburn, owner of one of the 
largest orchards in the state; Ex- 
Senator Androus'of Pomona; F. L. 
Johnson, a well-known mining 
man; O. M. Hale, owner of a half 
dozen large dry goods storesin New 
York and on the Coast; G. W:- 
Luce, assistant general freight and 
passenger agent of the Southern 
Pacific Company; P. J. Beveridge, 
capitalist, and Attorney Will A. 
Harris. The company has 10,000 
acres of land scattered th rough 
Merced, San Benito, Fresno, Mon- 
terey, San Luis Obispo, Kings, 
Kern, Santa Barbara, LosAngeles, 
Orange and Ventura counties, and 



arrangements are making where- 
by the company will have in its - 
treasury 2,500,000 shares of the 
stock of other companies. The 
company aims in this way to give 
to the investors an opportunity to 
share the fortunes of all the oil dis- 
tricts in the state, not only on the 
land of this company, but also on 
the land of fifty other companies. 
The stock of thisconipany will not 
be issued until July 16th. 

A two-fifths interest in 80 acres 
for $50,000 is the price paid for the 
south half of the northwest quarter 
of section 29, 28-28. This land 
formerly belonged to the New 
Slocan but was transferred to the 
Graves Oil Company consisting 
of the three owners of the New 
Slocan and two others who had' 
$50,000 to get in on the property; 
The organization of the new com- 
pany was a step made necessary 
by the fact that the original con- 
cern owned also 240 acres at Mc- 
Kittrick which were not included 
in the deal. The price paid by 
the new comers is at the irate of 
$250,000 per quarter — $1,562 50 
per acre. There was already an 
eight barrel well on the ground. 

KINGS. 

The Tidal Wave Oil Co. is pre- 
paring to begin drilling operations 

The St. Lawrence Oil Company 
on 15, 22-17, began boring last 
week. 

The Gibbs Oil Co. which began* 
drilling on 28, 21-17, on Tuesday 
last are making rapid progress. 

The Iowa Oil Co., which began 
drilling a week ago last Friday, is 
now down nearly 200 feet. 

The Bonanza King well in the 
Coalinga distrct is down 600 feet 
with two strings of pipe. 

The Black Mountain Oil Com-- : 
pany has its derrick nearly built 
for well No. 2. and will soon be 
drilling. 

The Esperanza Oil Co. has 
again resumed operations at a point 
several hundred yards from the 
old well recently abandoned. 

The Arroyo Grande Oil ,Go.'s. 
derrick which was hurled from its 
foundation and completely de- 
molished by a fierce wind, is now 
being replaced with a new one. 

The Del Sable Oil Co., which 
purchased a quarter of section ii 
from the Baby Kings Oil Co, for 
$10,000 is erecting a rig and will 
shortly begin drilling. 

The Consolidated Oil and De- 
velopment Co. will resume drilling 
operations early in May. Efforts 
will be made to fish the tools, put 
of No. 1, which had fine prospects 
at the time ot the accident and 
another well will also be drilled. 

The Oceanic's company's well, 
which is the second well to be 
put down in the' Kettleman dis- 
trict, is making good progress. 
The well is now down over 650 
feet andgfjj casing is being used, 

The Raven Pass Oil Company 






commenced drilling in t! 
Den country this «i- 
have a camp established on 

and begun with a 
Standard 

The Kings counts P«ny 

ns; lo bore a r. 

t, in the Krcyenha- 
gen district. Win Chatham, super- 
intendent for the company, and 

in Hanford Saturdaj i n I 

-.in l'"rani n chase a 

drilling outfit. 

The Stanislaus Oil Company 
operating on the edge of the Kct- 
tlcman plains, on the border of 
Kings and Fresno ci unties m the 

It Range, started drillinf 
week. This is the company pro 
moted by Judge Hewell of Modesto. 
An adjoining company, llie Iowa, 
started drilling on Monday of last 
week. The Oceanic is across the 
hills, four miles distant, and has 
reached considerable depth. 

Secretary of the Interior Hitch- 
cock has sent to the House Com 
mittee on Mines and Mini- 
new mineral lands bill for Califor- 
nia. This bill differs from the one 
previously introduced, only by 
providing that the reclassification 
of California mineral lands shall 
be done by Interior Department 
experts, instead of by a specially 
appointed commission. This 
change, however, means a saving 
of about Sioo.ooo. 

Latest reports say the big arte- 
sian well of the McKittrick Oil 
company has almost ceased to flow 
For awhile, just before stopping, it 
threw a column of water forty feet 
high and then subsided suddenly 
and is now barely flowing over 
the top of the casing. The water 
has been mixed with oil from the 
first, but pronouncedly so just be- 
fore the flow ceased. Develop- 
ment work on the well will soon 
be resumed, and it yet may prove 
something more than a disap- 
pointment for the stockholders. 

The Bakersfield Californian says 
that the published reports about 
the lawlessness of White Citv, in 
the Devil's Den country, is not 
true, and says the camp in ques- 
tion is a quiet and peaceful lot of 
men. There are a number of men 
there engaged in doing assessment 
work, and the company is now 
about ready to begin drilling for 
oil, The advent of the company 
in that section has been a great 
thing for the community. It has 
given employment to many resi- 
dents and has created a home 
market for all kinds of ranch 
produce. 

LOS ANGELES. 

Uncle Sam which recently ac- 
quired an interest in the Lovell 
White lands and is now operating 
on 35, 28-27, has 12 producing 
wells in the Los Angeles field 
with a reported daily production 
exceeding 350 barrels. 

The latest returns show that 



Producing Oil Properties. Lomitas Oil Company 



companies are pumping 
wells and over, the Rr\ 
pany leading with I 

Ju.. f the 

foun.. 

n the 

cation 

be known as the 1 

Oil Clai: are situ 

ated near the e, in 

the southern end Ol the county. 

Kl\ 

-lie S. Smith. James Kennedy 
and I. S Watson of Ontario 

m Corono on Tuesday ol las) week 
looking after some oil interests the 
gentlemen have in thai Section. 

They, together with some half 

dozen other gentlemen, have leased 

the Moraga propel t\ . consisting of 
17; acres down in the Santa Ana 
Canyon, just this side of the Tom 
Sculley ranch. They have had an 
expert on the ground, according to 
the terms of the lease. This prop 
ertyis very favorably located, and 
a strong company will be organized 
to develop the prospects for oil on 
the ranch. It is expeted that three 
and maybe mure wells will com- 
mence in that immediate vicinity 
within ninety days. Corona may- 
yet have oil within a short distance 
of the town, and if so, it will be 
the means of making quite a large 
amount ot business for the mer- 
chants of our little city. — Corona 
Courier. 

SAN BENITO. 

The Hollister Oil and Develop- 
ment Company have elected the 
following officers: Thomas Flint, 
Jr., president; A. H. Fredson, vice- 
president; H. W. Scott, secretary; 
G. W. Spencer, treasurer; George 
Berg, manager. The above, with 
Supervisors Butts and Perry, con- 
stitute the board of directors. 

The San Benito County Oil Com- 
pany was organized lastweekwith 
the following directors: R. P.Lath- 
rop, T. S. Hawkins. W. J. Wissel, 
George Wapple, A. J. McKay, 
William Palmtag and Col. E. J. 
Beane. Several thousand dollars 
worth of stock has been sold. 
Drilling will commence very soon 
on the property of J. Kehl, about 
six miles from Hollister, on the San 
Benito Creek. 

Although in the interests of the 
community we have criticised the 
Union Oil Company fortheirmeth- 
ods, yet we must give them credit 
for having invested over f 100,000 
in this county, and we believe, and 
so dothe officers of the company, 
that they will be repaid many 
times tor their outlay. Were we 
to make a prediction of the oil fu- 
ture of this county we would be 
classed as a dreamer and enthusi- 
ast. So we use the words of a 
friend — an oil expert — and say 
"that in less than five years the 



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Oriental Oil Co 

OF SAX FRANCISCO. 
Incorporated under the laws of California. 



Cnpitnl Stock SIOO.OOO. Divided Into 100.000 Shiinn, Par Value $1 each 



We have acquired title to the southeast quarter of section 20 

township 23 S. of range 17 K., M. I). B. & M., in Kings 

county. California. Krcyeiihagen Oil I >istrict, on THE OIL BELT 

The Kreyenhagen company eight miles northwest of us 

was the FIRST 'in STRIKE Oil, in the district. 



^ OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS— I,. B. McMurtry, President; H. II. 
ift§ Bartow, Vice-President; E. W. Kay, Secretary and Manager; Crocker- 
X|g Woolwortli Bank depository; |. k. Hitchcock, i. T. Bell. 

Office, PARROTT BUILDING, TgoWig* 

sjgs 825-855 Market street. San Francisco. 

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The Verdi Oil Company 

Has 480 acres in the McKittrick District, in NWJ( of Sec. 11 
SWJ^ of Sec. 3, and fractional lots in township 30, R21 E. 

Capitalized at $100,000 

No. of Shares 100,000 

Treasury Stock 50,000 Shares 

Of these 10,000 shares will be sold at 25 cents a share until May 
15th. 

Near the property of the VERDI OIL CO. lies the property of 
a dozen companies who have either struck oil or now boring. 



Not a Dry Well in the District. 

About one mile from the McKenzie and Griffith gusher which 
is producing over 200 barrels a day. Within three miles from Mc- 
Kittrick station, and *4 mile from the pipe line. 

Office: Room 26, 5th Floor Mills Building. 

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spectator from the court house 
dome will be able to see dozens of 
terricks." — Hollister Bee. 

Within the last few days three 
oil companies have been organized 
in Hollister. Within the next few 
days two or three more will be or- 
ganized. Thousands of dollars 
have been brought into the coun 
ty. The ranoche country, long 
regarded as a last resort by the 
people of the fertile valleys, is now 
the most prosperous section of the 
county. There is abundance of 
work for young and old at good 
wages. Bitterwater promises great 
results in oil. Experts of national 
-reputation declare that the people 
of Hollister and San Juan have a 
productive oil field at their doors. 
The oil in this county is the best 
and most valuable in the state. 
There are oils of different grades 
— that having a paraffin, base is the 
most valuable, Such an oil is the 
product of SanBenitocounty. The 
only question is the quantity, and 
unless the opinions of oil experts 
and geologists go for naught, there 
is no doubt whatever of the quan- 
tity. 

Articles of incorporation of the 
Hamilton Oil Company were filed 
last week. The promotors of this 
company are N. C. Briggs, V. T. 
McCray, P.J. Dooling, George Berg 
and James A. Kearney. The com- 
pany is organized with a capital 
stock of $500,000, divided into 500,- 
000 shares of the par value of $r 
each. The company's land is situ- 
ated in the Panoche oil belt and 
includes several hundred acres, a 
large portion of which is titled 
land. This property has been care- 
fully selected and oil experts who 
have examined the same pronounce 
it first-class oil land. Adjoining 
the company's holdings are several 
other companies controlled by 
Stockton, Fresno and San Francis- 
co capitalists. These companies 
expect, within the next few weeks, 
to commence operations on their 
lands and thoroughly develop the 
same. The oil men who have re- 
cently visited this section of the 
county are well satisfied with the 
outlook and have no hesitancy in 
pronouncing the Panoche oil fields 
equal, if not superior to any in the 
state. The Hamiltonian Oil Com- 
pany has interested San Francisco 
capitalists in their proposition and 
the necessary funds for developing 
the same will be forthcoming in 
the near future. 

Among the enthusiasticbelievers 
in the future oil prospects of San 
Benito county, is C. J. Tallon, the 
extensive dealer in oil land, of 
308 Market street. Mr. Tallon has 
investigated the merits of the San 
Benito oil fields, and believes that 
this section will shortly be pro- 
ducing a large amount of high 
grade crude, petroleum. He says 
the people of this section are be- 
ginning to awaken to the oil possi- 
bilities of the county, and are sub- 
scribing for stock. Even the papers 
there, which for a long time re- 
garded the oil prospects of the 
section as decidedly unworthy of 



much notice, are actually giving 
considerable space to local oil mat- 
ters, real and prospective, and are 
prophesying great things ahead for 
Hollister, San Juan and the Pan- 
oche districts. Mr. Tallon hassam- 
ples of San Benito county oil, sand- 
stone, shale, and is talking up the 
San Benito field in a manner that 
would please the most ardent pro- 
motor of oil stock and oil companies. 
The companies that are now op- 
erating about the Fresno-San Ben- 
ito county lines expect soon to make 
that district one of the greatest 
oil-producing districts in the state. 
Among these are the Panoche, 
Anglo-California, Tudor, Blossom, 
Lehigh, Anchor, Olympia, Dos 
Palos, Esmeralda, Century, Ingo- 
mar, London, Fresno- Alpha, San 
Benito and many others. These 
companies are nearly all engaged 
in actual development work or are 
preparing to do so, their machinery 
having been already ordered and 
on the way. Within thirty days a 
dozen new Standard rigs will be at 
work, and unless allsigns fail there 
will be need of large storage facili- 
ties and a pipe line in this district 
within a short time. 



OIL DIRECTORY. 



Leading Companies Now Operat- 
ing in California* 



A MERICAN FUEL OIL CO. 

Capital $100,000 

100,000 shares at $i 

Location Los Angeles county. 

Officers and Directors, Geo. Easton, president; 
Geo. W Henderson, vice-president; W L Valen- 
tine, secretary; George D Easton, Leon Phipps. 
Office 638 Market street San Francisco. 



B 



UCKHORN OIL & TRANSPORTATION OO. 



Capital $200,000 

100,000 shares at $i 

Location. Ventura county, 150 acres twomiles 
south of Buckhorn. 

Officers — Martin I W Smith, president; Wor- 
thington Ames, secretary; F L Forreston, AM 
Allen and George B Merrill. 

Office; 801 Montgomery street, San Francisco. 



T>ARKER RANCH OIL CO. 

Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at $1 

Location, Kern county; Barker ranch, 1100 acres 
in sections 4, 5, 6, township 29 south, range, 29 
east. 

Officees— D Samuels, president; Frank Koenig, 
secretary: J Dalzell Brown, T G Crothers, and M 
V Samuels. Office, 123 Kearny street, San Fran- 
cisco. 



Producers' Oil Exchange 

LA i EST QUOTATIONS 

BID 



NAME, 

Blue Goose 

Bucki.orn 

Burlington 

Caribou 

Cholame Valley. 

Dominion 

Home Oil 

National 

New Hope 

Northfi'eld, 

Parkfield 

Peua. Con 

Petro Center 

San Luis 

Shamrock 

S. Lawrence 

West Lake 



3 50 
40 



ASKED 

17 50 

' 4 59 

65 

50 



B 



IG PANOCHE OIL CO. 



Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5.' 

Location Merced and Fresno counties; 1880 
acres in township 13 south, range 10 east; 160 
acres in Coalinga district. 

Officers — B Frank Hand, president; B Chaney, 
secretary; C Morrison, treasurer. 

Offices— 411 Adams Bldg., 216 Kearney, street, 
San Francisco, Laughlin bldg, Los Angeles . 



INDEPENDENCE OIL CO. 

Capital . . . $600,000 

6oo,coo shares at $1. 

Loeatlon: Oil City, on the SW^ of the NEj£ of 
Sec, 28, T. 19 S., R. 15 E., Fresno county, and 
within a half mile of the famous Section 20. 

Officers: W C Herbert, president; L % Nelson, 
vice-president; Duncan Hayne, William Craig. 
Dr J S Potts, Brewton A Hayne, secretary; Union 
Trust Company, treasurer and depository, 
^Office: Room 435 Parrott Building, S. F. 



M 



ONTEREY OIL DEVELOPMENT CO. 



Capital $1,000,000 

1,000,000 shares at $1 each. 

Location of lands: Coalinga oil fields, Fresno 
county, 160 acres; Panoche oil fields, San Benito 
county, 160 acres; Monterey county oil belt, 4280 
acre2. 

Officers: Dr J L Roberts, president; J B S Malt- 
by, vice-president; J F Moore, secretary; D J 
Houghton, treasurer; Bank of Monterey, deposi- 
tory. 

Office at Monterey City, Cal. 



N 



EW HOPE OIL CO. 



Capital $100,000 

100,000 shares at $1 • 

Location, sections 11 and 29, township 27 S R 27 
east, M D M, Kern county. 

Officers: C R Splivalo, president; W E Denni- 
son, secretaay; CB Stone, C S Laumeister, H\Du- 
tard, Thos Bishop and J W McDonald. 

Office: Room 45, 5th floor Miils Building. 



N 



EWHALL OIL AND DEV. CO, 



Capital $500,00 

500,000 shares at $1. 

Location: 5227 acres in a tract eight miles east 
and west and one mile wide on northerly slope of 
San Fernando range; on boundary line .between 
Ventura and Los Angeles counties,, 

Officers: George A. Newhall, president; Henry 
J. Crocker, vice-president; E. W. Newhall, secre- 
tary; Henry G, NewhaM, consulting engineer. 

Office: 307 Sansome street, San Francisco. 



B 



ACHELORS' nil, CO. 



Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at $1. 

Location, 1460 acres Bakersfield and Sunset. 

Officers: S F Barstow, president: W IPixley 
1st vice president; Tyree A Bell, 2d vice-presider.t 
Ambrose Harris, secretary; H L Gear, attorney; 
Gerraania Trust Co., treasurer, 

Office, 612 Examiner Building. 



Stock Sales. 

The following were the stock 
sales in the new Producers' Oil Ex- 
change in the formal sessions held 
for the week ending Wednesday, 
May 2: 



Barker Ranch- 


- loo at 


1 '5 


Ii5 00 




50 at 


1 15 


57 5o 




100 at 


I 15 


115 00 




100 at 


1 15 


n5 00 




50 at 


1 15 


57 50 




200 at 


1 15 


230 50 




5o at 


1 IS 


67 50 




i5o at 


1 15 


172 5o 




200 at 


1 i5 


230 00 


Caribou 


100 at 


55 


55 00 




50 at 


55 


25 00 


Home Oil 










50 at 


4 i5 


207 5o 




5oat 


4 30 


215 00 




100 at 


4 40 


440 00 




55o at 


4 45 


2447 50 




100 at 


4 45 


445 00 




100 at 


4 45 


445 op 




50 at 


4 45 


222 50 




loo at 


4 40 


440 00 




too at 


4 40 


440 00 




200 at 


4 40 


280 00 




100 at 


4 45 


445 00 




50 at 


4 45 


228 50 




50 at 


4 55 


455 00 




100 at 


4 55 


455 00 




100 at 


4 65 


465 00 




200 at 


4 65 


930 00 




50 at 


4 65 


232 5° 




50 at 


4 70 


235 00 




50 at 


4 75 


237 60 




200 at 


4 75 


950 00 




100 at 


4 80 


480 00 




300 at 


5 00 • 


1500 00 




loo at 


5 00 


5oo 00 




200 at 


4 95 


990 00 




40 at 


4 95 


I98 00 




100 at 


4 85 


485 00 




100 at 


4 75 


475 op 




25 at 


4 75 


"8 55 




100 at 


4 75 


475 po 




100 at 


4 65 


465 pp 




loo at 


4 65 


465 CP 




5oot 


4 66 


46 50 




100 at 


4 50 


45o 00 


100 


(B 90) at 


4 55 


465 00 




loo at 


4 65 


197 5o 


Sail Joaquin — 










100 at 


2 15 


215 00 


Yukon 










50 at 


1 10 


55 00 




200 at 


1 10 


32P PO 




5oat 


1 10 


55 06 




50 at 


I 10 


55 op 




50 at 


1 i5 


57 5P 



BONANZA KING OF OIL CITY. CORPORA- 
tion. 
Capital $150,000 

Location, 320 acres, Coalinga. 

Officers and Directors: R M Hotaling presi- 
dent; Sylvaiu Salomon, vice-president; Fred T 
Knewing, secretary; London and San Francisco 
Bank, depository; Alex Heymann attorney! Robt. 
C Bolton, J E Byrne, H G Meyer. 

Office, 207 Montgomery street, San Francisco. 

Telephone Main, 5775. 
J? EAR STATE OIL CO ~ 

Capital $200,000. 

Location, Fresno county. 

Officers— Chas. Owens, president; S. Aspland, 
secretary; Geo. Buecker, treasurer; P. B. Nagle, 
Jr., attorney. 

Office, 916 Market st., room s^. 



C 



YGNET PETROtliTJM CO. 



Capital $150,000 

50,000 shares at $3. 

Location— Fresno county. 

Directors— Chas. I, Fair, J. C. B. Hebbard Chas 
J. Heggerty, Chas. A. Lee, John C. McElroy. 

Office— 561 Parrott Building. 

Tel.— South 184. 

£A«FORNIA OH AND GAS CO. 

Capitalization $2,000,000 

200,000 shares at $io. 

Incorporated under the laws of Arizona. Stock 
non-assessable. 

Location, .Fresno county; section 13, townsip 19 
south, range 14 east, and sections 9, 15. 19, 21, 27 
and 29, township 19 south, range 15 east, M D B 
and M. 

Officers: W H H Hart, president; R T Davis 
secretary; W M Giaham, H J Umbsen, D E Hayes 
and W H Snedaker- ' 

Office: 149 Crocker Bldg., San Francisco. 

QENTDRY Oil, CO. 

Capital $500,000 .50,000 Shares at $10 

Location, 2080 acres, comprising South U of Sec- 
tion 22; all of Section 26; East % and Northwest 
H of Section 27; all of Section 28, Townships 
Souih, Range 13, M. D. M. 1120 acres, being 
Agua Cahente Tract of the Salcipuedes Rancho 
Santa Cruz county. 160 acres, Lots 13 and 14, Sec- 
tion 6, Township 21 South, Range 10 East M D 
M., Coalinga District. 

Officers. Charles L. Pierce, President; W E 
von Jqhannsen, Secretary; John Alexander and 
Ludwig Sehunemann (Hamburg), Wm. Hall 
(Portland.) ' 

Office: 220 California street, San Franciseo 
Rooms 5 and 7. European office: 64 Kaiser Wil- 
?„"? sirasse, Hamburg, Germany, Portland 
(Or.) office: 40 Washington Building. 

Write us for par ticulars. Shares $1.50 each 



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IL BASIN PETROLEUM CO. 



Capital 1 '. : :..: ..... .$600,00 

60,000 shares at $10. 

Location: 160 acres in Kettlemnn Plains, Kings 
county. 

Officers: J H Moore, president; C C Curtis, 
vice-president; L A Prusso, secretary; ENPrusso. 
treasurer; F K Bowden, trustee. .- 

Office- 67 No. First street, San Jose, Cal. 



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RISNTAL OIL COMPANY. 



Cr.pital j. .$ioOjooo 

ioo.coo shares at $1. 

Location: SE& Sec. 26, Twp. 23 S.; R. 17 E., 
Kings county, Kreyenhagen Oil District. 

Officers: L B McMurtry, president; # H Har- 
low, vice-president; E W Kay, seretary "and "man- 
ager. , ,., 

Office. Room 506 Pa rott Bldg., San Francisco. 

"PETROLEUM CENTER OI u CO ; — 



Capital . /-,... $500,000 

500. ocb shares at $1.00 

Officers— Alexander Rannie, president; , E. F 
Beck, general manager; A. J. Stratton, secretary; 
H. M. McKenuey, vice-president. Chas. Teague. 

Office — Room 29, Third floor Mills, building. 

Location: Kern county. 640 acres in section 8, 
township 28 south, range 28 east, 20 acres in the 
S Ii '.4 of section 28, same tewnship and range, and 
80 acres in the "W% of the N& of sectiop-r3, town- 
ship 29 south, range 28 east, and 40 acres jn the 
SE^ of the SEK of section 24. township 28 south, 
range 27 east. Total, 78oacses. ■ . 



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EX CRUDE OIL COMPANY, 



gQUITABLE OIL CO. 

Ca P ital ■ $500,000 

100,000 shares at $g, 

Locat.on: Kern county: Southwest % of section 
i, township 25 south, range 17 east, M D M. 

Officers: Chas Bone, president; J H Sayre sec- 
retary; Eugene de Sabla, M A Christesen and R 
C Atkins. 

Office: 405 Montgomery street, room 5. 



pERNDALE PETROLEUM OIL AND DEV. 

Capital.! $100,000. 

ioc.ooo shares at $1. 

Location: 600 acres, five miles northwest of 
banta Paula, Ventura county. 

Officers: A. C. Dietz, president; R. E de B 
Lopez, vice-president; Charles H. Cushing, secre- 
tary; Frank Ench, treasurer. 

Office: Room 21, 222 Sansome street. San Fran- 
cisco. 



Shares 5,285 Amount 21,438 05; 



.$600,000. 



QREAT NORTHERN OIL CO. 

Capital _ 

600.000 shares a" $1 . 

Location: Controls 1280 acres at the junction of 
the Coalinga and Union iol belts, Fresno and San 
Benito counties. 

Officers: Hon. W. J. Westerfield, president: W 

BDennison, secretary and treasurer 

Office: 783 Market street, San Francisco. 



Capital .$500,000 

100,000 shares at $5 

Location, Los Angeles county. 

Officers and directors: Henry J Crocker, pres- 
ident; Wendell Easton, vice-president; -W S 
Armstrong, secretary ; F W Sumner, E W Run- 
yon, George W Henderson, H F Bulwer, Geo. 
Easton, J L Ratlibone, C S Benedict. 

Office: 638 Market street, San Francisco, Cal. 



-yUKON CRUDE OIL CO. 

Capital $250,000 

100,000 shares at $2.50 

Location, Los Angeles county. 

Officers and directors: Henry J Crocker, pres- 
ident; Wendell Easton, vice-president; W S Arm- 
strong, secretary; Prince A Ponitowski, EW Run- 
yon, C S Benedict, Geo. Easton, Jno F Merrill, F 
W Sumner and Geo W Henderson. 

Office 638 Market street, San Francisco. 



RIGS I 
RIGS 



I have five rigs which I 
will se'l rent or superin- 
tend. Can furnish ex 
perienced drillers. Will 
take stock in well-located 
company. Can furnish 
best of references as to 
experience, and reliabil- 
ity. Address, 

" DRILLER " 

BOX 305 BAKERSFIELD, CAL 



REPORTER 



Sao Francisco & McRittrick 
OIL COMPANY. 

,joo acres at>out three 
miles northwest of McKittrick 
Kern county) tod : ; mile from 
the largest well in the district. 



A limited amount of stock is now- 
offered at $2.50 per share. 



Will mail prospectus if desired. 




H. I. MAXFIELD, Scc'ty. 

Room V Fourth Flow Mills Building 

SAN rRANCISCO. 
Telephone Red 3616. 



I. Zellerhach I. C. Zelleruach. A. Zellerbach 

A. ZELLERBACH & SONS 

THE PAPER HOUSE. 

416, 418, 420, 422, 424, 426 
Sansome St., - San Francisco. 



Paper and Paper Bags, Twine 
and Supplies of every description 
incidental to the trade. 



We carry the Largest Stock. Our prices are 
Equitable. 

Tel. Main. 1133. 



Fine Printing 



If you need a 



Prospectus 



Circular 



Folder, Etc. 



CALL AT THE 



Pacific 
Oil Reporter 



318 Pine Street 



1QDD* 



WONDERFIL SUCCESS 8 



BARKER RANCH 
Oil Company 

Holds a twenty-; ear lease of the 
whole of the well-known Barker 
Ranch in 4, 5, 6, 29-29, bounded for 
2j4 miles on one side by Kern 
River. 

The Bakershcld oil territory has 
already proven one of great size 
and rare richness of sand, and de- 
velopment is rapidly moving near- 
er and nearer to this property. 

The Pioneer well in the middle 
of it, is down 405 fret and a seep 
age of oil has already been en- 
countered. 
CAPITAL - - $200,000 

Size of Holdings, 1120 acres. 

Title U. S. Patent. Treasury 
stock for development purposes 
for sal;. 



Ml Basin Petroleum Co. 



Capital Stock, 



DIRECTORS 
President .... u. SAMUELS 

Vice-President - J. DALZELL BROWN 

Secretary - - - FRANK KOENIG 

T- G.CROTHEFS, MAURICE V. SAMUELS 

—OFFICE AT 
KOENIG'S 123 Kearny St. 

SAN FRANCISCO. 



Incorporated Oct. 3, 1899. 



NEW HOPE OIL CO. 

Capital $100,000 
100,000 Shares : : at $1.00 

This Company owns 1280 acres of patented land, 
sections 11 and 29, township 27 S, range 27 east, 
M. I>. M., Kern Co. California. 

C. R. Splivalo, Italiau Paste Co., 307 Battery 
St.. San Francisco. 

C. S. Ladmeister, Flour Mills, 184 Mission St.. 
San Francisco. 

H, Dotard, Wholesale Grain and Commission 
Merchant, 125 Davis St., San Francisco. 

C. B. Stone, Manager San Francisco Breweries 
Ltd., 240 Second St., San Francisco. 

Thos. B. Bishop, Attorney, Bishop and Wheeler, 
532 Market street, San Francisco. 

J. W. McDonald, President and and General 
Manager City Street Improvement Co., Mills 
Bldg, San Francisco. 

W. E. Dennison, President Steiger Terra Cotta 
& Pottery Works, 1556 Market St.. San Francisco. 

OFFICERS: 

C. R, Splivalo President 

W. E, Dennison Secretary 



General Office, Room 45, 
FifthFloor, Mills Building S. F 



$000,000 



60,000 shares 
Par value, $10.00. 



Board of Directors — J H Moore, 
President; C C Curtis, vice-presi- 
dent; LA Prusso, secretary; K X 
Prusso, treasurer; F K Bow-den. 
trustee, 



Commercial & Savings Bank, San 
Jose, Depository. 



A limited amount of stock for sale 
at $1.50 per share. 



Main Office 67 North First Street San 
dose, Telephone Red 1968. 



OIL LAND FOR SALE 
or LEASE. 

T. H. CHANDLER, 

Room 3, Fourth Floor, Mills Bldg. 





Smith=Premier 
Typewriters 

Arc Used Everywhere 
RBAD THIS LIST 

■ Miimik— . College use . ..\o 

Southern Pacibi m . 47 

Western Union T< - . ..y> 

S. P. Public Schooll DOH use, ..43 

s. 1 Call .... 21 

Hale Bios " .... 14 

Vinvi CO " ... 13 

Cogswell College " ...11 

Millci. S<c>tt X: Sloss " . . . lo 



<',ct Information from us about 
the new SPEED Device. 



L. M. ALEXANDER & CO. 

no Montgomery St., S. F. 

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If You Want o™" 

in any of the best localities in the 
State call on 

BBGGS&GUTTBR, 

240 Montgomery St. 



100 choice Nome Claims for Sale 



Capital 100,000 shares, par value of $5. 
GE J. W, TURNER President. 

Property located in Kern County, near Mc- 
Kittrick, and in Santa Clara County, near Alma. 

A limited amount of stock is now offered at 
$1.00 per share, payable in installments of 20 per 
cent, monthly. 

Will mail Prospectus if desired. 

CHAS. F. BURKS, Secretary, 
321 Safe Deposit Building, San Francisco. 



Bovard & Seyfang M'fg Co. 



MANUFACTURERS OF 



Stationary and Portable Boilers, Steam Engines, 

Iron Tanks, Rig Iron Outfits, Drilling and Fishing Tools 

And everything needed to drill and operate 

Oil, Gas & Artesian Wells 

Manufacturers agents for 

Tubing, Casing, Pipe Fittings, Valves Etc. 

Natural Gas Plants a Specialty. Cable address, "Boang" A B C & Private Codes 

BRADFORD, PA., U. S. A. 



The Great Northern 
Oil Company©*^ 

Controls 1280 acres at the junc- 
tion of the Coalinga and Union 
oil belts, Fresno and San Benito 
counties. 



Capitalized at $600,000, in 600,000 
shares, par value $1.00. 

STOCK NON-ASSESSABLE. 



A Limited No. of Shares of Treasury Stock 
will be Sold at $1 per Share. 

Prospectuses furnished on appli- 
cation. 
Main Office, - - 783 Market St 

HON. W. J. WESTERFIEI.D, President 
W. B. DENNISON, Secretary and Treasurer. 



WISEMAN'S LAND BUREAU 

237 W 1st. street 

Los Anfce1e», California. (Established 1885 



Headquarters for School and Government 
Lands in California. School Land only J1.25 an 
acre, on easy terms. Lands abound in all coun- 
ties; require no condition as to residence or occu- 
pation. Cheapest, safest and surest investment 
in America to man or woman. Send stamp for 
our land book 



PIPE FOR SALE. 



2000 feet, 5 -inch, Dipped, Standard 
Iron Pipe, Screw Joint. As good as new 
For Sale Cheap. 

SANTA BARBARA ICE CO. 



Continental Oil And Development Company 



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INCORPORATED. 



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Only 6,000 Shares 

Of which 1500 were put on the market at $10.00 per share. 

This company owns 1096 acres of the richest oil land in the entire bel 1 | 

Township 19, range 14, near Oil City. o 

- 960 acres but a short distance from the famous section 20 ■ where | 

the first big strike was made. a 

THE CONTINENTAL owns all of. section 22, and half of section X 

28, Township 19, Range 14, also 100 acres in Kings county in the | 

AVENAL DISTRICT. The company has about 5 

2oo SHARES § 

of stock to offer at the above figure. For maps and further particulars | 
call on or address 

I A. E. RUDELL, Secretary 

I 222 Sansome St. San Francisco, Cal, 





Pacific Oil Reporter 



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AtNews Stands 



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For Sale . . 



1500 Feet of lMnch Second Hand Casing. 



Correspondence Solicited 

C. J. Tallon, $ 

* 308 Market St. 

San Francisco, Room 16. 




PARKE & LACY CO. 

21 & 23 FREMONT ST., SAN FRANCISCO. 



Contracted Waist Water Front Fire-box, 
Oil Well Boiler. Made in two sizes 
20 and 25 Horse Power. 



Engines, Boilers and Pumps for 

1 OIL WELLS 1 

Well Boring and Drilling Tools. Prompt Delivery Guaranteed. 





, 



Opportunities for Investment 



The Diamond Oil Company owns 640 acres 
of the best oil land in the celebrated McKittrick 
District, in Kern county, California, with per- 
ect title. 

At present there are twenty-four flowing and 
producing oil wells in this district, producing 
several thousand barrels a day. 

The Diamond Oil Company's land is in town- 
ship 29 south, range 21 east, M. D. M„ in Kern 
county, in the McKittrick District, six miles 
from the railroad and within five miles of the 
great flowing McKinsey well, and by the re- 
ports of two of the best oil expert geological 
survevors of the Pacific Coast pronounced to 
be the best of oil land. 

Only a limited amount of stock wiii be sold 
at fifty cents per share, and the value of the 
stock will double as soon as active work begins, 
as we are in the heart of the richest and most 
productive oil belt in California. 




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OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. 



Hon. E. D. Berri - President 

Gen. W. H. Seamans - Vice-President 
W. W. Allen Sr., - - - - 

Secretary and General Manager 
Columbian Bank - - Depository 

DIRECTORS 

W.H. SEAMANS 

Adj utant-General State of California 

I. J. TRUMAN 

President Columbian Bank 

PHILLIP LAWRENCE. 

Assistant Secretary of State, South Dakota 

JOHNJENKIN 

Barrow, Wade, Guthrie & Co., Accountants, 

London, Manchester, New York, San Francisco 

WM. PARDY, 

Pacific States Building, Loan & Savings Society 

San Francisco. 

E.D. BERRI 

Carpet Dealer, San Francisco 

W. C. ALBERGER 

Civil Engineer, San Francisco 
GEO. L.HARRIS 
United States Navy, retired 
W.W. ALLEN, SR. 
Attorney -at-law, San Francisco 



A Limited Number of Shares For Sale at Fifty Cents each. 
Office: Rooms 417-418 Parrott Building, No. 855 Market St., San Francisco Telephone, Mint 1682 



One of the Best Oil Districts in California 



COALING^ 
OIL 

field 



KERN COUNTY. 

R . 21 E . R .32 E . 



T.29S. 



T.30 S. 




mVER 
OIL 

Wells- 



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• /n</,aates Wel/s in Oil. 

© Indicates Wells being bored. 



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Incorporated under the 

laws of South 

Dakota. 


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Capital Stock, $500,000 




FILLY PAID UP 




And Non-Assessable 




Divided into 500,000 

shares at the par 

value of $1 each. 


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A limited number of shares 

will be sold at Fifty cents 

each. 


OIL CO. 

Wells- 


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PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 






FRESNO AND SAN BENITO. 

The Coming Great Oil District of the State 
of California. 






A Section that <ii\cs Every Indication Of s i Having 

Scores „i Mi u Producing Wells. 



■ ! in the 

These wells are all ^i-'.l producers 
lifficulties 1,1,1 it 



m he 

ii ninetv 
bring u lar higher I . men 

■ 

will rank among the well ti 
Among the compai 

ating in til 

trict are the follow it 



n in 

lUtle but 
much. Ii hi 

ur \\ 



lying in the hill- on many a hill and dale will lx 
fhe the Co g tin- derricks of tfa 



he dividing line 1 n. t 
no and Sun Benito counties. 
In 1886 the writer had In- 
tention first turned toward the oil 
this section on ac- 
count of the abundance of sand 
-.tone, shale and oil seepages 
which could !>e found in many 
places in this district. Willi com- 
paratively primitive tools the at- 
tempt was made to drill a well to 
the oil sand, near where the pres- 
ent wells of the Union Oil Co. 
were recently drilled. Owing to 
a crooked hole the tools became 
wedged and the well was aband- 
oned and with it were given up, 
for a time at least, all hope of 
striking oil in this portion of the 
State. It was not until the pres- : 
ent movement in oil enterprises 
commenced that any attempt was 
made to again drill oil wells in 
the Fresno-San Benito district. 

The best wells in the State as 
far as the quality and quantity 
of the output is concerned are at 
Coalinga, located in i-resno county 
to the east of the Fresno and San 
Benito county line. 

Competetent experts have de- 
clared that the mother source of 
the Coalinga oil lies in the hills 
and valleys to the west. 

The oil indications characteris- 
tic of the Coalinga district are 
lound in the Fresno and San Be- 
nito district in greater abundance. 
In fact nowhere can be found 
such exposed strata of sandstone, 
such oil sand, such oil seepages, 
such shale, such oil-soaked sand. 
In many localities it is difficult to 
dig a well for water, as the 
water obtained is so oily that 
neithei man or beast can drink 
it. In many places oil is found 
in surface pools in such abund- 
ance that it can be dipped 
up with a bucket. Analysis of 
this oil shows it to be of a high 
gravity. It is light, flows freely, 
and makes a superior fuel oil. 

The Fresuo : San Benito district 
extends forty miles north and 
south, and more than half that 
distance east and west. Nearly if 
not quite all of this district has 
been purchased or leased by oil 
companies, many of which are 
now drilling for oil, others are put- 
ting up rigs, and many more are 
contemplating doing so in a few 
weeks. By July at least twenty- 
five companies will be in active 
operation in this district. Some 
of these are operating in localities 
difficult of access, and like the 
Fresno-Alpha, have been obliged 
to build roads before lumber and 
machinery could be hauled. 

Others like the Big Panoche 
have been delayed by the failure 
of contractors to fulfill their prom- 
ises. Others, like the San Benito, 
have their rigs in place and ma- 
chinery ready for operation, but 
have failed to find a competent 



nun. and many a whistle will send 

forth a prolonged toot to Id it be 

known thai "we have -.truck oil." 

Among tin- companies owning 

land in the Fresno San Benito dis- 
trict are tl.C Flkhorn. DOS Palos, 
Century. Ingomar, Morning Star, 
Mendota, Silver Creek, Western 
Union, National. Fresno - Alpha, 
Union, Zeigler, Fresno and San 
Benito, Janta Fc, Callenn, Eagle, 



IMtl\ 

would not cnnsidci it worth while 

illing more wells in 

the same disti i 
The question of pipe lines 

not I. other the Union < >il Compan) , 

and it dots not l> ther other com- 
panies As -'"ii asoil is -.truck ill 
paying quantities an abundance of 

capital is ready to build pipe lines 
and tanks. 

The opinion of those most compe- 
tent to judge is that the Fresno 




Volunteer Firemen, Anchor, Great 
Northern, Cygnet, Las Luceeitas, 
Grocers, Cantna, Baltimore, Olym- 
pia, New Standard, Western, Ana- 
conda, Black Hill, Commercial, 
Stanley, Sunnyside, Eureka, Black 
Mountain, Monterey, Crown, Lon- 
don, Santa Maria, Ashurst, Tudor, 
Templor, World, Panochito, Non- 
pariel, Big Panoche, Old Glory, 
Yankee Doodle and many others. 
The question is asked, "How 
can the oil be marketed from this 
district?" It is, to be sure, many 
miles to the railroad, and hauling 
is out of the question. But if the 
district proves as prolific in oil is 
believed by such experts as 
Colo. M. M.Ogden, F. E. Barieau, 
J, E. Wilson, 1''. de Miranda and 
others, enough wells will soon 
be completed to warrant the im- 



San Benito district will soon rank 
as one. of the great oil producing 
districts of the United States, sec- 
ond to none either in California, 
Pennsylvania, Ohio or West Vir- 
ginia. A dozen drills are now rap- 
idly pounding their way through 
the sandstone and shale toward the 
oil sands that lie about 1000 feet 
below thesurface. Themachinery 
used in every instance is of the most 
modern description, and abundant 
capital is behind the companies. 
Within sixty days a number of 
wells will be completed, and by 
that time the entire district will re- 
ceive an impetus in oil develop- 
ment and speculation that will at- 
tract attention. The price of oil 
stock will begreatly enhanced, and 
those will be considered fortunate 
who invested their money while 



The Ash.ir-l Oil I. ami and 1 1. 

\ i lopmenl Co. o« na a large I 
oi oil land in the Vallecitos Valley, 

San ! inty, in the l-i. 

.•sail Benito district. The company 
has derricks, watei tank, n 

machinery ordered 

and will commence work very 
The following Utter is sclf-explan 

\V Ii Winn. Editor Pacific 
Oil REPORTER — Dear sir — I re- 
received a letter the other day 

from Mr. Chas. Bronson, M 

that pleased me very much regard- 
ing our lands, which is as follows: 

"It would of COUrse give me a 
great satisfaction to strike a big 
well in the Vallecitos. BS it was 
there I made my first discovery in 
that belt over twenty years ago. 
After exploring over 300 miles of 
territory I wtote a lengthy report, 
hut when I laid the proposition 
before capitalists, they did not 
think it possible that there could 
lie such an oil field in this state as 
described. They think differently 
now, and feel very sore over not 
accepting my views." 

Chas. Bronson, M. Ii. 

The company is progressing 
finely. ICverything is running 
smoothly, and we will be at work 
in a verv short time. Parties have 
gone down to look over the land, 
thinking we were not giving it to 
them "straight." They came back 
and stated we did not tell it to them 
strong enough. It was better than 
they expected, and they are now 
putting their money in it. I just 
finished talking with a gentleman 
who is well known in oil circles 
who has pronounced our property 
first-class in every respect, and 
predicted a large body of oil on our 
lands. Yours respectfully, 

L J. Abrams. 

THE DOS l'AI.OS. 

The Dos 1 alos Oil and Develop- 
ment Company are now down over 
200 feet on their first well. At 82 
feet a strong seepage of high grade 
oil was discovered as an index of 
the store of oil that lies below. 

The holders and owners of the 
oil lands of this company were 
farmers living in the Big Panoche 
Valley. They had seen the oil on 
these lands seeping from the hills 
into the ravines for many years, 
and about seven years ago some of 
them bored a well 105 feet deep 
with a small outfit as a mere ex- 
periment. Oil of an excellent qual- 
ity was obtained, but the prospect- 
ors were more intent on farming 
than on mining and the public in- 
terest in oil was not at that time 
sufficiently intense to justify the 
pn spectors in seeking financial aid 
for developing purposes. 

When the surprising oil strikes 
of Los Angeles, Kern county, Coal- 
inga and Ponoche opened up ihe 
new Petroleum Era ot California 
the farmers above alluded to at 
once took the legal steps necessary 



(Continued on page 7.) 



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PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 

Published Weekly 

".he Oil authority of the Pacific Coast 



W B. WINN, Editor and Publisher. 



Office and Editorial Rooms 

318 Pine Street, San Francisco 

Telephone, Bush, 176 



TERMS 

One Ve/vr $* 50 

Sis Months 15° 

Three Months 1 00 

1 ngle Copies 10c 

STRICTLY IN ADVANCE 



Money should be sent by Postal Order, Draft 
or Registered Letter addressed to Pacific Oil Re- 
porter, 318 Pine street, San Francisco, room 
29. Communications must be accompanied by 
writer's name and address, not necessarily for 
publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. 



amount not exceeding fifty barrels 
of oil per month, Heretofore the 
company has used coke in this pro- 
cess, but they find oil cheaper than 
coke, even when coke can be ob- 
tained at $12 per ton. Coke, how- 
ever, is now worth from $13 to $14 
per ton. 

The good results obtained from 
burning oil in the steel plant indi- 
cate what could be accomplished it 
oil was used for generating steam. 
It is simply a question of whether 
or not an assured supply of the 
right kind of oil could be obtained. 
This is for the California p.oducers 
of oil to determine. 



Entered in the Postoffice at San Francisco, Cal. 
as second-class matter. 



FRIDAY MAY n. 1900 



A Great 
WouId=be 
Oil Consumer. 



If a sufficient amount of first 
quality oil could 
be assured to the 
company there 
, is little doubt 
but that the 
Union Iron Works would soon be- 
come one of the largest consumers 
of fuel oil in the United States,out- 
side perhaps, some of the railroad 
companies which would use oil on 
their engines. The Union Iron 
Works are now using 1000 tons of 
coal for steam purposes every 
month. This coal is obtained 
mostly from the Nanaimo and 
other coal centers in the north, 
and costs on an average of $7.00 a 
ton. The company has its own 
bunkers at the Union Iron Works 
and fills them as a rule direct 
from the ship. Sometimes, how- 
ever, through lack of wharfage 
room the company is forced to 
lighter its coal from the vessel 
lying in the stream to the bunk- 
ers in small lots of 150 tons each. 
There has also been mere or less 
trouble in obtaining the coal 
either in sufficient quantities or of 
proper grades and the expense 
entailed in handling is something 
enormous, besides the original cost 
of $ 7 per ton of the coal. If the 
company could be assured that it 
could obtain all the oil it wanted 
and that the oil would be of the 
proper gravity 't would change 
its furnaces from coal-burning 
to oil burning immediately. 

At present the demand for oil 
of a light gravity far exceeds the 
supply and the Union Iron Works 
in common with a number of 
other would-be large consumers 
cannot afford to run the risk of be- 
ing obliged to shut down their ex- 
tensive works for days and per- 
haps weeks on account of the 
scarcity ot fuel. 

The Union Iron Works is now 
using oil to a limited extent in their 
new steel plant, burning the oil for 
melting the ore. The process is 
in its experimental stage, but thus 
far has proved very successful. 
Only a small amount or oil is used 
in this process at present, the 



Inactivity in 
The Producers' 
Oil Exchange. 



Instead of there being an in- 
crease, there 
seems to be a 
decrease in 
the business 
of the Pro- 
ducers' Oil Exchange. For the 
week ending March 28 the sales of 
stock amounted to $12,601.75; f° r 
the week ending April 4, $6654.24; 
April 11, $15,631.50; April 18, 
$16,468.25; April 25J $11,139.33 1-3; 
May 2, $'^1,438.05; May 9, $7,- 
796.60. Nine-tenths of these sales 
were of the stock of the Home Oil 
Company. Last week only 2022 
shares were sold on the Exchange. 
Of these all were of Home Oil 
stock, except 100 shares of Cari- 
bou, 100 of Yukon and 72 of Pe- 
troleum Center. 

Of the twelve companies which 
were taken from the list of the Ex- 
change last week because of non- 
application for membership, all but 
one, the Yukon, still hold out, ap- 
parently not thinking it worlh 
while to list their stock on the Ex- 
change. 

As a matter of fact, there has 
never been such general activity 
so far as the sale of oil stocks is 
concerned as at present. Confi- 
dence in oil stocks is increasing as 
the opinion gains ground that Cal- 
ifornia will soon be the greatest 
oil-producing State in the Union. 
The Los Angeles Exchange is do- 
ing an incteasing business, and its 
sales are not limited to a fe-v kinds 
of stock 

The lack of business in the Pro- 
ducers' Oil Exchange must have 
some explanation, which is gen- 
erally believed to be a gen- 
eral lack of confidence in the 
business methods which char- 
acterize many of its members 
It is certainly to be regretted that 
San Jrancisco, the natural busi- 
ness center of the oil industry of 
of the State, has no Oil Exchange 
which merits the confidence of the 
public and of the oil companies 
themselves. The oil companies 
generally regard the local Ex- 
change as working more harm to 
the industry than anything else, 
and this opinion is shared by the 
bulk of the stockholders. All that 
keeps the Exchange going is Home 
oil stock, and if the worthy presi- 
dent of the Exchange should see 
fit to withdraw this slock, the Ex- 
change would immediately become 
a minus quantity. 



that another organization is in pro- 
cess of formation, somewhat similar 
to the Producers' Oil Exchange, but 
which will have the confidence of 
oil men. One characteristic of the 
new organization will be the ab- 
sence of that class of brokers who 
have injured the Producers' Oil 
Exchange in the estimation of oil 
men and the general public. 



Up to the present time the at- 
tention of outside 
FresnO=San capital has been 
Benito Oil directed chiefly to 
District. the Los Angeles, 

Bakersfield and 
Coalinga oil districts. Here the 
wells have been drilled lo the oil 
sand, and oil has been found in 
paying quantities. The fact has 
been heralded to the world, and 
consequently capital has invested 
heavily. 

Unless the opinions of the best 
oil experts are at fault, the region 
lying along the boundary lines of 
Fresno and San Benito counties 
will soon come into equal prom- 
inence with the best districts in 
the State. Surface and geological 
indications all tell a story of oil in 
abundance beneath the surface. 
The drills now working will soon 
prove the truth or falsity of the 
opinions oi the experts. Already 
the Union Oil Company has four 
good wells capped, and two rigs 
are hard at work drilling other 
wells. Besides these a dozen more 
are in active operation. The oil 
obtained is of superior quality, and 
it is believed that big producers 
will be struck throughout the dis- 
trict, which is at least forty miles 
long by twenty-five miles wide. 



It is a matter for congratulation Th 



Oil Men's Association. 

San Francisco, May 7, igc.o. 
W. B. Winn, Editor Pacific Oil 

Reporter — Dear Sir — In \our 
last issue I read with a great den] 
of interest, an article suggesting 
the organization of an association 
of oil men, who are interested in 
the development of oil on this 
coast. There is no question but 
what such an organization would 
be of great benefit. The ideas 
would be valuable to us all, and 
furthermore a proper organization 
of that kind would be able to pro- 
tect the legitimate oil interests, 
and above all no brokers should 
be admitted as members. 
Respectfully yours, 

H. S. FIELD, 

THE SOONER THE BETTER. 

San Francisco, May 9. 

Editor Pacific Oil Reporter 
— Dear Sir : I read with much 
pleasure your article in the last 
issue of the Pacific Oil Reporter 
advocating the necessity of the 
formation of an Oil Men's Associa- 
tion, composed of representatives 
of oil enterprises in the various 
districts of the State, the object of 
the Association being to promote 
the general welfare of the oil in- 
dustry. There should be some 
place where oil men can meet to- 
gether as a fraternity, as it were, 
to consult over those matters which 
will be for their benefit and plan 
for the future of what will be the 
greatest industry of the State, 

e sooner such an association is 



formed the better for the industry. 

T. A. Kirkpatrick, 
London Oil Company and Fresno 
Alpha Oil Company. 

The Ophir. 

The Ophir Oil Company has 800 
acres of promising oil land three 
and one-half miles from the Coal- 
inga field, and expects to begin 
developments in the near future. 
The company, is capitalized for 
$650,000. The directors are: War- 
ren Gillelen, Broadway Bank, Los 
Angeles; J. W. A. Off, State Bank 
and Trust Co., Los Angeles; John 
M. Gardiner, Engineer of Public 
Works. Phoenix and Los Angeles; 
John Martin, Stanley Electric Co., 
San Francifco; George Kent 
Hooper, Occidental Hotel; Na- 
thaniel J. Manson, attorney, San 
Francisco, and H.R, Hurlbut, man- 
ager advertising department of the 
San Francisco Call. 

The office of the company is in 
the Mills building, room 14, fifth 
floor. 

Letter From Panoche. 

That matters are booming 
in the Panoche district can be 
seen from the following letter from 
one just returned from the field. 
Newma v , May 6. 
Editor Pacific Oil Reporter, 

Dear Sir: — I have just returned 
from a trip to the Panoche oil dis- 
trict. Business will soon be boom- 
ing there. 

The Big Panoche Co., struck 
oil at their well on the Little Pan- 
oche on May 5th, at a depth of 
600 feet. 

Ths Ascot Company just north 
of them 80 rods, are down 500 feet 
and everything is as favorable as 
could be wished. It took only a 
month of boring to the proper 
depth in order to reach an abund- 
ance of oil, of a fine quality. 

On the l.os Banos two rigs went 
to work last Wednesday. The 
Pacific Oil Development Co. and 
the Los Bancs Oil Co., each have 
a Standard rig, and both have a 
very favorable location. They are 
hustling to beat each other to the 
oil sand. 

The Loyd Company will have 
their rig at work this week and 
several other company's are pre- 
paring to set up rigs next week. 

Up in the Vallecitos Valley the 
Union Oil Co , are busily at work, 
they have 4 wells capped already. 

From the observation of the 
best oil men in California, I be- 
lieve this part of California is 
destined to be the richest district 
in the State, if we can judge by 
surface indications. 

The Ashurst Company have a 
splendid location Their derrick 
is up and the machinery will ar- 
rive in the course of a week or 10 
days. When they they strike oil 
look out for a gusher that will beat 
the Blue Goose. A great many 
oil men are now turning their at- 
tention to that district. 

Here in Newman there will be 
two companies organized this 
week to develop laud in the 
mountain west of 'Newman. As 
fast as they get to business I will 
keep you posted. Yours truly, 

D. L. SMtTH & Co. 



Well Contracts Wanted. 

I am prepared to accept and ful- 
fill contracts for sinking from fifty 
to one hundred wells, at any depth 
or size desired. Work can be be- 
gun immediately. 

O. G. Wilson, 
Belleville, Illinois 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTR 



VALUE OF AN OIL WELL. BASTBRN PRODUCTION 



The Basis By Which li« NSortli 
Can Be Estimated. 

When land is selling at ^ 
tod more per acre, the real 
of an oil well becomes 
of lively interest. In the Kern 
River <li>trict, the rulling pi 
|u«d is the figure given above ami 
throughout the district 40 barrel 
wells can be put down on 
acre : lie estimate of con- 

servative men who are not pro- 
moters and boomers, who are not 
anxious to sell, but on the con- 
trary are disposed to buy. In the 
t the price of a well is ascer- 
tained by multiplying £400 by the 
number of barrels yielded daily 
which would make the value of a 
4ob.irrel well $:6,ooo. Deduct- 
ing the cost of sinking, 52000, 
$14,00 > remain as the value of the 
well, and at the rate of one to the 
acre, a quarter section of land 
rises iu value to the huge sum of 
$2,240,000, plenty of margin to 
provide for unexpected contingen- 
cies. 

The Los Angeles Herald has 
made the following computations: 
What is the value of an oil 
well? Is there any basis by 
which it can be gauged? Such 
are the questions which are being 
asked every day. A good many 
conservative oil men give as their 
opinion the statement that the 
value of a well is about three 
times its net earning power in one 
year. The earning power of a 
well is about two barrels per day 
less than the gross output, the 
value of the oil to be measured on 
the ground. Thus the earning 
power of a five-barrel well would 
be about i,oSo barrels per year, 
valued at the present time at 
about $972. making the well worth 
$2916. A 10-barrel well would 
produce, net, in a year, 2880 barrels, 
worth $2592, making the wellwoith 
$7776. A 20-barrel well would 
produce, net, 648 barrels in a year, 
valued at $5832, making a well 
worth $17,496. A 100-barrel well 
would produce net, in a year, 35,- 
280 barrel-;, worth $31,752, making 
the well worth $95,256. Of course 
any basis is not rigidly applicable 
to all cases. If the wells are new 
allowance must be made for ex- 
p;cted shrinkage in the course of 
a few days as the gas blows off. 
If there is additional territory un- 
developed the prospects of that 
land will be an important element 
in fixing values. If present pro- 
duction is from wells which have 
been renewed by sinking to a 
lower stratum of sand, the pros- 
pects of renewing them in the 
future will be less, and the value 
thereby decreased somewhat." 



IprNProvcd iPhninweul Month 
in 1 aaUii'a 1 i,. i<i~. 

a |>li> month in the Peun- 

11 11 111 
bei • completed and new 

production. M 

pitted than during any month 
si November, and the 
amount of the new production was 
the gn 1 record 

-e\i: The southwest 

turned out more than her usual 
number of 1 lucetS, al- 

though nearly all were well within 
the limits of territory already de 
tilled. 

The largest well in the United 
States u.is developed week hi 
last in Tioga county, l'a.. which 
started Rowing at a Jioo-baricl 
gait, and is now flowing at the rale 
ol forty-five barrels an hour. 

There were 1350 wells completed 
ill the Eastern and Western oil 
fields in April, with a combined 

output of 21,097 barrels, while the 
number included in the dry hole- 
list was 745, 

Speaks Volumes. 

The Barker Ranch Oil Company 
has addressed a letter to its stock- 
holders, one paragraph of which 
speaks volumes. It shows not only 
the company has faith in its pros- 
pects, but is ready to stand by those 
who have bought its stock: 

The stock of the Barker Ranch 
Oil Company is no longer dealt in 
on the Oil Exchange, as the direc- 
tors have deemed it advisable to 
withdraw from the Exchange. 
They are, however, ready to pur- 
chase any stock ofiered for sale at 
$1.15 per share, ivhich is the high- 
est price the stock has sold for on 
the Exchange. In making this 
statement, we do not advise any 
stockholder to sell his stock who 
can afford to speculate, as the 
chances of obtaining handsome re- 
turns are very favorable. Any 
one, however, who desires to sell 
can do so now at the office of the 
company at $1.15 per share. 
Sterling's Well No. 2. 

The Sterling is still keeping up 
its reputation for progressiveness, 
and well No. 2 of that company is 
now down 234 feet. Well No. 1 
has been perforated, and it is now 
being sand-pumped. The capacity 
of this well will be equal to former 
statements, namely, 100 barrels per 
day. The strike of oil just made 
by the Mt. Diablo Company on the 
southwest quarter of section 30- 
28-28 is very gratifying to the Ster- 
ling officials, for this strike to the 
west of their property absolutely 
demonstrates that every acre of 
Sterling ground is oil-bearing. 



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FOR PRICE AND DESCRIPTIVE CIRCULAR ADDRESS 

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San 1-rancisco 



OIL STOCK 
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»E3iH'^ attention 
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presents. We own 

tion 31 in the famous township 

the kern Rivet Oi! district -« field 

which is past the experimental stage 

its value as oil Dl 

tested by ovi 7<> producing wells eight 

aicb are within loldings. 

We are developing our propert) and well No. 

completed, it having a capacity 

pci day. 

Railroad uow being built into field, tli 

suring transportation of product at a minimum 

A Limited numberof Shares 
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will be sold from the treasury stock for the pur- 

p ise of increasing our developing plant. 

We snail be pleased to send prospectus and 
maps to those who arc seeking safe investment 
in a legitimate oil company whose success is 
assured, both by the possession ot PROVEN 
OIL LAND and a progressive and economical 
management. 

Sterling Oil and Development Co. 

35 Crocker Bldg. Sa.i Francisco 

Directors: W. S. Gage, President: J. A. Bunt- 
ing, Vice-Preside nt; J. C. Hampton, N. K. 
Masten, H. H. Blood. Wm. Ellery, Secretary- 
Treasurer. 



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Home Security Oil Co. 



Incorporated under the laws of Arizona. 
Capital stock, $500,000 Shares - Par Value $1 00 

STOCK NON-ASSESSABLE. 



1240 acres patented land in Big Panoche Oil Belt. A limited num- 
ber of shares of Treasury stock will be sold at 25 cents per share for 
development purposes only Prospectus can be had on application to 

secretary. 

President, F. B. McKEVITT. Secretary, D. P. HOCKING. 
OFFICE, 464 Ninth Street, Oakland, Cal. 



President, S. T. Allen, Vice-President, F. M. Hopkins, Secretary, 
F. McRae, Superintendent and Treasurer Jay P. Harter 

California Consolidated 

OIL COMPANY. 

Incorporated under the laws of Nevada which provides that stock 
is non-assessable. 

Has patented land in Coalinga district and a valuable tract in 
the famous 28 28, Kern River district, where first well will be sunk. 

A limited number of shares of stock is now on sale for develop- 
ment purposes at $1.00 per share. 

Main Office No- II Montgomery street, San Francisco. 



For Sale. 

Two Second-hand Standard Drilling 
Machines, three Second-hand Standarp 
Oil Country Drilling Rigs, 

CHARLES W. DOWNES, 
6821 Mnnchester Ave., Sf Louis, Mo. 



Wanted. 

A promotor or a number of par- 
ties to organize an Oil Company to 
develop 80 acres of Patented Oil 
Land in the Coalinga district, 
Fresno county. Address, "Owner" 
this office. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



FORTY BARRELS A DAY. 



This is the Average of the Kern 
County Wells. 

The Los Angeles Herald's cil 
writer continues to insist that the 
Californian's estimate of forty bar- 
rels per day as the average produc- 
tion of wells in the Kern river dis- 
trict is twice as high as it should be. 
The Bakerstield Californian sees 
only harm in the publication of in- 
flated assertions, and deprecates 
the practice of giving boom "infor- 
mation" to the public, and with this 
in view, has placed the amount at 
what it considers a moderate figure 
safely within reasonable probabili- 
ties. The extraordinary thickness 
o.' the oil sand, its uniformity con- 
tinuing throughout the entire dis- 
trict and its prolific ness indicate 
that the forty barrel estimate is 
within the limits of accuracy; and 
the output of those wells which 
have been pumped regularly for 
months substantiate the claim. The 
Petroleum Development Company 
is now pumping from nine wells, 
some old, some new, and is turning 
off between 400 and 500 barrels 
each day. The Reed Oil Company's 
oldest well, that on 28, is yielding 
from sixty-six to seventy-five bar- 
rels day by day. This well dates 
back to last December. The well 
on 4, 29-17, Central Point Com- 
pany, produced 730 barrels in eight 
days. 

These results are the only defin- 
ite dat a yet to be obtained in this 
young district, but wliat they show 
seems to furnish enough margin to 
make the Californian safe in its es- 
timate of a daily average produc 
tion of forty barrels to the well. 



attend a few meetings of the Los 
Angeles Oil Exchange and see the 
amount of business done. The 
exhange handles the stock of pro- 
ducing companies only. But 
while fortunes aie being made 
and many are getting rich, un- 
scrupulous men are at work form- 
ing wildcat companies and selling 
stock. As soon as they sell all the 
stock they can in one company 
they drop the old and form a new. 
The suckers bite vigorously. 

Some of the worst fakers in the. 
oil business are those who go 
around trying to build up their 
integrity on the ground that they 
do not advertise. This "graft" 
wins with some people, but the 
sober thinking men who wants 
to invest in oil stock will thor- 
oughly investigate before purchas- 
ing. 

The Times-Index advises the 
people of the city to go slow. 
Don't put your money into any 
kind of a company and expect to 
reap a fortune; you may be dis- 
appointed. If you have money 
to invest, carefully inform your- 
self. Exercise the same business 
foresight and caution that 3'ou 
would in any other business en- 
terprise. Don't lose your head 
because it is oil, — San Bernardino 
Times-Index. 



Summerland Refinery. 

Eastern capitalists have inter- 
ested the Summerland oil produc- 
ers in a project to establish a re- 
finery in that thriving oil town, 
and the scheme will probably be 
pushed to a successful consumma- 
tion. Cheap oil is largely respon- 
sible for the movement; for if the 
Sumuierlaud people could get pay- 
ing prices for their product they 
would doubtless be content to sell 
it in its crude state. But when 
prices range at 75 cents and less 
per barrel, with a very low grad- 
ing, they will not hesitate to en- 
courage the establishment of a 
refinery that will turn the petrol- 
eum into articles of commerce 
worth three or four times as much. 
It is proposed to manufacture dis- 
tillate and asphalt, and a plant 
capable of handling 500 barrels a 
day will be built. Part of the 
capital will be advance 1 by local 
citizens, but eastern men of ex- 
perience are backing the enter- 
prise. It is pointed out that from 
one to two carloads of distilliate 
are used every week in this vicin- 
ity; and this market may well be 
supplied by Summerland. It is 
thought that the proposition will 
assume definite shape in a very 
few days. 



Good Advice. 



The oil excitement has at last 
struck San Bernardino and the 
fever is raging here with the 
same virulence that it has raged 
in Los Angeles for several months 
past. Oil is now the leading in- 
dustry of the State, having gone 
ahead even of our far-famed or- 
anges. Capitalists are pouring 
their money into the business. 
Many poor men have struck oil 
and &uddenty become rich. 

Those who doubt the mag- 
nitude of the oil business should 



Oil Tanks for Engines 

The style of oil tanks being put 
in by the Southern Pacific consists 
of the tank proper, below which is 
a recept?cle divided into two com- 
partments, each holding as much 
as a tender will carry, says the 
Bakersfield Californian. These 
compartments are filled automatic- 
ally from the tank above and are 
built strong enough to stand a 
pressure of eighty pounds to the 
inch. When a locomotive desires 
to take on fuel, it simply stops at 
the column and applies the air to 
the surface of the oil, which is thus 
forced into the tender. 

Altogether the road now has fif- 
teen oil-burning engines in use' or 
undergoingreconstruction, but will 
largely increase that number when 
the tanks are set up at the fuel sta- 
tions. 



On the Right Track. 

San Francisco, May 7, 1900. 
Editor Pacific Oii, Reporter: 

Dear Sir: In your last issue 
you have an article headed "A 
Warning," and as one interested in 
the production of oil, and fully ap- 
preciating the enormous amount of 
money now flowing into this State 
for investment in oil properties, 
and the necessity of dignifying tha 
business by straight, square deal- 
ing, to the end that our State may 
take high rank in the conduct of 
this great limitless industry, I de- 
sire to thank you for your timely 
"warning." 

California is on the verge of a 
long step forward, and the oil as a 
fuel is the framework of our manu- 
facturing industry of the future. 
Trickery should be stamped out in 
its infancy. Oil men who are hon- 
est in purpose should get together 
and form a combination to start this 
industry off on honest lines, and 
such lines as will dignify not only 
the men in interest but the charac- 
ter of the State as a whole. You 
are on the right track; go ahead. 
Sincerely yours, 
L. P. Crane. 

World Petroleum Co., Fresno Co. 



If you want to buy oil lands, lease 
or promote oil companies, call on 
A. Barieau, Oil Land Expert.Room 
505 Call Building. 



The California Oil Boom. 

• William Chambers of this city, 
returned yesterday from his trip 
to California. He has been in the 
glorious climate during the past 
writer and thoroughly enjoyed his 
sojourn there. He was accom- 
panied by his wife, who returned 
with him. Mr. Chambers is 
pleased to be back again in his 
Pennsylvania, home and will con- 
tinue to reside here. The Califor- 
nia oil field he says is being 
boomed in the most extravagant 
fashion. The idea prevails that to 
own an interest in an oil well is 
good financiering, and the specula- 
tive get-rich-quick notion has taken 
a firm hold on the people. "They 
act as if their oil was worth $20 a 
barrel, instead of 90 cents," said 
Mr. Chambers, "and when thetime 
comes for counting up the cost the 
Californians will have gained much 
practical knowledge about the oil 
business." Mr. Chambers visited 
the orange belt and was favorably 
impressed by what he saw there. 
He brought home a monster orange 
that measures 16^ inches in length 
by 15^ inches in width. — Bradford 
(Pa.) Era. 

Petroleum Center. 

On May 5th the casing in well 
No. 4 on section 28, 28-28, was suc- 
cessfully landed in clay after pass- 
ing through 157 feet of oil sand, 
and on May 7th bailing out was 
commenced. Up to that time they 
were bailing at the rate of 75 bar- 
rels per day without lowering the 
oil in the casing. 

Their standard rig is being re- 
moved from section 28, 28-28 to sec- 
tion 24, 28-27, an d a portable rig 
has been ordered for the shallow 
drilling on section 28. 



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Northwest of McKittrick. 

TERMS EASY 

Wanted — Men to contract to 
drill one or more wells. 

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F1ESM MMPSAS lESFTO. 

mtinued from page 

to acquire titli 

vorablc locations in the l'anocbe 

with which they bail In 

Similar 
held in fee by fa.rnu.re were leased 
.1 long ten irs. and the 

whole large property, ever 
selected for its oil indication! 
made over to the Dos Polos Oil and 

elopment Company 
membership . 

almost exclusively. Among the 
original holders one is from the oil 
regions of Pennsylvania and famil- 
iar with oil indication, and oil op 
eration in that great oil center. 

The company controls 11,160 
acresof choice oil land. This land is 
located in thegreat belt of unaltered 
sandstones, shales and conglomer- 
which extend along the foot 
hillsof the San Joaquin valley, and 
in which the great Bowing wells 
of Coalinga and Oil City have been 
found. 

A careful examination of the en- 
tire belt has been made by a promi- 
nent Pennsylvania oil expert who 
pronounced it a field of great prom- 
ise for the production of oil. Re- 
garding property in this immediate 
vicinity and adjoining the property 
of the Dos 1'alos Oil and Develop- 
ment Company, he said: "I regard 
this land as among the best I have 
ever examined. It lies directly in 
trueoil bearing shales, and I shall 
be very much surprised it many 
large wells are not fonnd. The 
finding of oil upon this ground is 
almost an absolute certainty." 
Another expert, representing a 
prominent Eastern syndicate, and 
who spent a month examining the 
lands in the Pauoche belt, has 
made a statement to the same effect. 
During the past few months the 
above reports have been verified, 
as several wells with plenty of oil 
have been developed. Among 
these are the magnificent wells of 
the Union Oil Co. These wells 
are but a short distance from the 
Dos Palos holdings. 

The company is capitalized for 
$500,000, divided into 500,000 
shares at $1 a share. The company 
has placed 40,000 shares in its treas- 
ury, most of which has been sold. The 
machinery is all paid for and there 
is plenty of money in the treasury 
for further development puiposes. 
As soon as the first well is com- 
pleted other companies will be 
formed on the lands of this com- 
pany, which are large enough to 
afford scope for the operations of 
dozens of companies. The original 
stockholders of the Dos Palos Com- 
pany will all share in the success 
and profits of these other enter- 
prises. 

The officesof the Dos Palos Com- 
pany are in the Mills building. 

LONDON OIL COMPANY. 

This company was incorporated 
under the lawsof California March 
i2th'to develop its oil land in Fres- 
no and San Benito counties, situ- 
ated about threemiles northwest of 
Oil City, and consisting of over 
6000 acres, on the li.ie dividing 
Fresno and San Benito counties, at 
the junction of the Union and 
Coalinga belts, with oil seepages, 
shale and sandstone in great pro- 
fusion. The formation is similar to 
that about Oil City, though fre- 
quently intersected by sand ledges 
and has the advantage of a good 
water supply for working and de- 
velopment purposes. The ledges 
are regular and unbroken, with a 
general dip to the northeast, and 
many places on the sides of the 
gulches- are saturated with oil. 



There is t . 

large and paying quant 
ncath these Ian 
I which was ma-. 
:i after thi 

e land 



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prosi 

C. 11. 
Pbili 

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1 ien 
udent; Hon J 
J. Maguin 

Utn, director C. 11 
Dunsnioor of Sun I- ram > 
tary Bank Commis lirec- 

tor: O. A I.air 
secretary Presoo- Alpha Oil ( 

pany), secretary and general 111,111 
ager: T. A Kirkpatrick, general 
superintendent; Maguire $ Gal 

lagher. attorneys 

The names of these gentlemen 
are well known thioughout the 
Stale, and the fact that they are 
the officers of the company is a 
sufficient guarantee not only of the 
worth of the land for oil put]. 
but of the careful and honest man 
agement of the company on behalf 
of the stockholders. 

It is unnecessary to state that 
the stock of this company is meet- 
ing with an extensive sale not only 
in San Prancisco and elsewhere 
throughout the State, but particu- 
larly outside of the State. The 
authorized capital is $700,000; the 
number of shares are 700,000, at a 
par value of $1 each; 280,000 
shares are set aside as treasury 
st< ck. 

The Union Oil Company on the 
adjoining territory has now com- 
pleted four wells and is boring the 
fifth. Nine companies are prepar- 
ing to sink wells on the same town- 
ship on the lands surrounding this 
property. The offices are in the 
Mills building, San Francisco, 

THE SANTA MARIA. 

No company operating in the 
Fresno-San Benito district has a 
brighter future befoieit than the 
Santa Maria. The company is in- 
corporated under the laws ot Ari- 
zona and has a capital stock of 
$500,000; 500,000 shares, par value 
$1 each. 

The directors are: C. T. Behan, 
president; J. B. Hoss, secretary; B. 
Marks, treasurer; W. C, Wilson, J. 
A. Kearney; George Berg, super- 
intendent. The office is in the 
Mills building, San Francisco, and 
the Frost building, Los Angeles. 

The land of the company is in 
the Panoche oil district and near 
the Panoche telephone station, 
which is also the residence of the 
superintendent, so that direct com- 
munication can always be ob- 
tained. The land is described as 
the southwest quarter of 32-15-10, 
and the northwest quarter of sec- 
tion 5-16-10. 

Prof. Weld says of this land that 
it is the best oil land he ever saw, 
that two strata of oil sand cross 
each other in that region, and that 
gusheis should be struck there. 

Prof. Weld is a practical geolo- 
gist of world-wide reputation, and 
has spent his life in selecting coal 
and oil lands for capitalists all over 
the world. We quote his words: 

"This is the most wonderful re- 
gion I have yet seen. I found 
that some of the most expert oil 
men of the whole country had se- 
cured claims here, and thei - judg- 
ment hasbeen wise. I spent some 
time looking at the formations, and 
my opinion is that this region sur- 
passes any section of California I 
have yet visited, and the quality of 



loca;. 

land when t) 

if gu- hers ar-: not I 
bountiful proa 

cent: 

point forms an inline 1 

M M I >gd< ;■, ll; 
of tbl 

ml) exam 

tn\ . ami : 
II S Field, president of th< 
meralda Oil Company, the result 

of his examination of the I 

■Ida land and of the region v. 
includes the Santa Maria land, In 
this scientific, practical and lucid 

report the well-known oil expert 

s.cvs "As .1 result of this examina- 
tion 1 am satisfied that wells prop- 
erty located will reach oil of ;i vol 

atile character in prolific quanti- 
ties." 

In close proximity to these lands 
are the lands ot the National, the 
1 los Palis, the Union, Esineralia, 
Century, Olympic, [ngomar, and 
of many other well known oil com- 
panies. 

The Santa Maria Company levies 
no assessments, and there is no lia- 
bility of shareholders. Of the capi- 
tal stock $100,000 is reserved for 
use atter the oil hasbeen developed 
and all expenses paid. No treas- 
ury stock is for sale until the oil- 
bearing capacity of the land has 
been developed by funds raised by 
the sale of the ordinary or promot- 
ers' stock. Only 60,000 shares are 
for sale at 10 cents. 

The company is now negotiating 
for the development work, and will 
pay that and all other expenses 
without touching the treasury 
stock. 

THE WORLD PETROLEUM CO. 

One of the strongest companies 
operating in this district is the 
World Petroleum Company, a San 
Jose corporation which has over 
23,000 acres in the heart of the 
oil belt of the celebrated Panoche 
district. The company was or- 
ganized and incorporated in San 
Jose last December and the bulk 
of the land which it controls lies 
between the Big Panoche and L,it- 
tie Panoche valleys, in township 
14, range 10 and ri. The ground 
was was selected and secured for 
the company by l'\ H. Barieau, 
one of the original locators of sec- 
tion 20, where is now the famous 
Oil City, which is surrounded by 
the wells of the Home Oil Com- 
pany, the Coalinga Oil Company, 
Clianslor & Canfield, the New In- 
dependenceOilCompany and other 
companies which have wells that 
are producing an abundance of 
first quality oil. The beauty, nat- 
ural formation and richness of the 
shale found on the ground by the 
company was unexcelled. The 
ground abounds in oil sand, salt, 
lime and everything favorable to 
the production of oil. There are a 
large number of oil seepages on 
the land, and a large oil spring ex- 
ists near the southern end of the 
company's territory close to the 
Big Panoche Valley. This spring 
is pronounced identical with that 
which is commonly called Tar 
Flat, about a mile north of Oil 
City. 

The officers of the company are 
well known le^idents of San Jo^e, 
and stand high in the business 
world of that metropolis 

The president of the company is 



Us V \\ 

B. 

Dr. J. 
an The 

have t 
1 in the treasury foi d< 
nl purposes, and 
shaies have beet] put on the c 
k*l ■' • Valuation 

and the numb, rriall 

in pi the 

COmpauy's land This gives in- 
iiiall means an op| 

tunity such as is seldom presented 
bj an oil company. Already a 

ll shares have b 

■id it is expected that de- 

velopinen: work will begin very 
shortly. Among those largely in- 
terested in the success of this com'- 
old. I.. Perry Crane of 
San Francisco, WHO is himself a 

investor in the Stocl 
the company and believes the 
COmpaiiy will soon develop oil 
wells which will prove to be great 
produce 9 of B superior quality of 

fine oil. a Standard outfit is on 

its way to the ground and work 
will be pushed rapidly. Quarter 
sections of this land can be leased 
to men of known reputation only. 
P UJOCHIT \ OIL COMPANY. 
This company was incorporated 
under the lawsof Arizona in Octo- 
ber, 1X99. It is capitalized at $500,- 
000, 500,000 shares, par value $1 
each. Its office is in Phoenix, Ariz., 
and at 62 Macdonough Building. 
Oakland, Gal. The officers of the 
company compiise some of the best 
known and most highly respected 
men in Caliiornia, viz: A. K.Grim, 
County Recorderof Alameda coun- 
ty, president; C. E. Lloyd, Fx- 
Chief of police of Oakland, vice- 
president. The treasurer is Z. T. 
Gilpin, also City Treasurerof Oak- 
land. The other directors are: K. 
B. Crowell, a well-known merchant 
of Irvington; F. M. Husted, the 
publisher; H. J. Small and G. W. 
Peer, prominently connected with 
the S. P. Company, and J. H. 
Stevens and Wilbur Walker. 

The land owned by the company 
is situated in the Panoche district 
and comprises 1920 acres in town- 
ship 14 south, of range n east. 
This land was obtained when the 
company had an opportunity of 
making a choice, and selected land 
with special reference to the oil- 
producing indications. The com- 
pany holds the property by good 
and sufficient title. It lies but a 
few miles from the producing wells 
of the Union Oil Company, and 
contiguous to the property of the 
Anglo-California OilCompany. 

The company has placed 40,000 
shares for sale at a very low figure 
for development purposes only. 
The company within a few weeks 
will soon be penetrating the sand- 
stone formation with its drills, and 
the stockholders can expect the 
company will strike oil at a depth 
not exceeding 1000 feet, although 
their machinery is able to goto a 
much greater depth. No company 
now operating in the Fresao-San 
Benito district is better managed 
or has a better board of directors. 
The location is all that could be 
desired from a geological stand- 
point, and it is simply a question 
of time before oil is developed in 
abundant quantities. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



Pacific Coast Oil News 

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN OIL IN VARIOUS PARTS 
OF THE STATE. 



HDMBOI.DT. 

If something does not come of 
all the activity displayed concern- 
ing the Mattole region, it will be 
because oil is not to be found there, 
or that someone is running a mon- 
umental bluff. Something like 25,- 
000 acres in that section have been 
filed upon, and as many more 
leased by the owners to parties de- 
siring to conduct boring operations. 

E. M. Hoagland, the oil expert, 
was an arrival by the steamer Po- 
mona yesterday, says the Hum- 
boldt Times, en route to the p etrolia 
oil fields, where he will make a lo- 
cation for an oil well. Messrs. 
Hoagland and Joseph Stalder are 
the gentlemen to whom as first 
mentioned in the Times, leases to 
12,681 acres of land in the Mattole 
section have been made. Agree- 
ments by different parties have 
been made with them to lease 23,- 
607.23 acres upon the expiration 
or forfeiture of leases now in force. 
Besides this large tract for their 
operations they have several thous- 
and acres of mining location. San 
Francisco and Oakland capitalists 
are backing the venture, and oper- 
ations will commence as soon as 
Mr. Hoagland selects a location for 
the well, and the machinery ar- 
rives. An Eastern syndicate is 
negotiating for the property, al- 
though the opportunity to purchase 
the rights of Messrs. Hoagland and 
Stalder will first be given to Chans- 
lor & Canfield, the "Oil Kings" of 
this State. Mr. Hoagland is an oil 
expert of years experience, and he 
gave as his opinion to a Times rep- 
resentative that the Mattole district 
is a fine oil field. "We shall push 
the work right along," he said, 
"and if we strike oil it will prove 
an immense boon to this county.'' 
The gentleman said that he heard 
in San Francisco that a steammship 
company had a man examining the 
location of the proposed shipping 
chute, and if the plan seemed feasi- 
ble a wharf would be established 
and a vessel put on in opposition 
to the one which J. R. Hanify & 
Co. o f San Francisco intend to run 
on that route. 

KERN. 

Oil has been struck in West 
Shore No. 5. 

The Graves Company is to have 
two drilling rigs at work. 

Another well is to be bored on 
the Barker ranch. 

The Pittsburg is down 550 feet 
and the fourteen-inch casing is 
being put in. 

T. P. Spiers will be at work on 
the northeast quarter of 20, 28-28 
early next week. 

The Kellogg perforator is being 
used in Monte Cristo No. 1. The 
well shows up fine. 

The Brown Company's well on 
section 27, 28-28, is said to be the 
deepest in the. district — 1.100 feet. 

W. S. Liebendorfer has two rigs 
at work on theSW^ of 20, 28-28 
but ne-ther has reached a depth 
at which oil can be expected. 

The Central Point's No. 2 is not 
yet completely perforated but the 
oil has risen nearly to the surface 
of the g ound, 



Fifty new oil-tank cars have 
been added to its Santa Barbara 
rolling stock by the S. P. Co. 

The Arroyo company is to be- 
gin operations soon on the north 
half of 28, 28-28. 

The Mojave Oil and Pipe Line 
Company is at work testing the 
prospects in the neighborhood of 
Mojave. 

The President Oil Company on 
section 12, 28-27 nas pulled its 
casing and will begin all over 
again. 

A close calculation of the oil 
bearing territory in the Kern River 
district, as now actually defined, 
shows that it embracer, a littlemore 
than 6000 acres. 

Well No. 17 at Sunset shot oil 
into the air last Tuesday to a height 
of sixty-six feet, six feet above the 
top of the derrick. The flow lasted 
twenty minutes. 

Superintendent Pierce of the- 
Peerless has returned from Los 
Angeles where he ordered a com- 
plete pumping plant for the wells 
of the company on 31, 28-28. 

The Lion Company is now pre 
pared to begin operations. The 
site has been selected for the first 
well. The company has a large 
body of land in 10, 23. 

The Independent has finished 
well No, 1 and superintendent 
Johnson claims that it is of 100-bar- 
rels' capacity at least. Contracts 
have been let for an additional rig 
and for five more derricks. 

Drillers and carpenters who un- 
derstand their business are in 
great demand in the Kern county 
oil fields. The supply does not 
nearly satisfy the call for them. 

The Bakersfield company on 12 
29-28 has been delayed for want 
of an engine which has now been 
secured, however. The further 
sinking of the half bored hole will 
begin very soon. 

The McKittrick Company is 
now building a derrick to replace 
the one washed down when the 
artesian flow was struck. Drill- 
ers have been engagedin Los.An j 
geles and they will arrive Mon- 
day. 

The Mallory Company operat- 
ing on 2, 28-27 h as made slow but 
steady progress through the heav : 
ing sand and has reached a depth 
of 500 feet. It has not yt beene 
necessrry to reduce the eleven 
and five-eights casing started 
with. 

The Bay City Oil Company has 
ordered a Standard rig and will 
within thirty days begin drilling 
on section 15, 32-23. This is in 
new territory so far as develop- 
ments go, being about half way 
the distance from McKittrick to 
Sunset and in a direct line be- 
tween the two points. 

The Los Angeles Herald reports 
formation of the "Woman's Pacific 
Coast Oil Company," a corpora- 
tion organized and controlled ex- 
clusively by women. The cap- 
ital stock is $300,000, divided into 
3000 shares. The company has 
secured 320 acres of land in the 
Kern River district. 



The Pittsburg is now down 572 
feet. 

TheiBeaver Company on 36-28-28 
is now down 800 feet. 

The Monarch of Arizona is 
ready to begin work on 2,-n, 24. 

The Cosmopolitan is down 600 
feet on 34, 27-29 and has not yet 
come to the oil. 

The Brown Company is now 
down 1250 feet, in 27, 28-28, and 
has not yet found any favorable 
indications. 

The Gray Eagle Oil Company 
has declared a Jividend of fifty- 
five cents per share on its capital 
stock, payable at once. 

The Revenue Company on 4, 
29-28 has bailed well No. i, for a 
week and obtained a little better 
than sixty barfels per day. 

The Hanford, Fresno Kern River 
Oil Company has struck the first 
sand in 2-29-28. 

The White Range and Rio Bravo 
well on the line of 31 and 32-28-29 
has reached a depth of 500 feet 
This is a deep well proposition. 

The Sacramento's two wells on 
29-28-28 have been pumped stead 
ily of late, and have averaged bet 
ter than fifty barrels each. 

The Petroleum Development is 
down about 500 feet in its well on 
18-28-28, and is prepared to go to a 
depth of 1 500 feet if necessary. 

The Sunset Crude is now down 
200 feet on section 13. It expects 
to strike oil within 500 feet. 

F. E. Manuel from n, 29-21 re- 
ports that the Sunrise company 
at 182 feet struck the same for- 
mation as that found by the Kern 
River oil people. 

The Climax, S. F. Lieb's com- 
pany, which has secured leases on 
lands belonging to Miller & Lux 
at Temblor, is now laying a water 
pipe line from the ranch house to 
the site selected for the first well. 
Drilling began this week. 

It is reported that the Mt. Diablo 
Company has reached the oil sand. 
This strike, if it has been made, is 
significant in extending the field 
still farther west, the well having 
been sunk on the extreme edge of 
30-28-28, the company owning a 
narrow strip along the west line. 

The Gray Eagle's well on the 
northwest quarter of 30 is finished, 
and the rig will be moved to sec- 
tion 26-28-27 to bore for C. F. 
Gardner. Another outfit will be 
put on by the Gray Ergle to de- 
velop the eighty acres of land the 
company retains. 

KINGS. 

The Gibbs Oil Company, which 
is near the Iowa, has commenced 
drilling. 

The Alpha Oil Company has 
levied an assessment of 50 cents 
p.r share on the capital stock of 
the corporation. 



Louis Decker, superintendent of 
the Iowa Oil Company, says that 
they have struck a seepage of oil, 
and the indications are excellent 
for a good well. 

The Florence Oil Company, 
which is going to put down an oil 
well in the Kettleman hills, has 
commenced work boring a well for 
water, and as soon as water is 
struck work will be commenced on 
the oil well. This company has 
put in some machinery for drilling 



that is something new. The same 
drill that is to be used to bore for 
water will be used to bore for oil 
As soon as the water well is fin- 
ished the rig will be moved to 
the place where the oil well is 
to be drilled. It is a rotary drill 
and will drill 200 feet a day. When 
the drill strikes rock a solution of 
some kind is put on it and the drill 
goes right through. The Florence 
Company has secured the services 
of an expert driller from Texas, 
who has been operating one of the 
drills there, to superintend the 
work on their property. The 
workings of this outfit will be 
watched with interest by oil men. 

The Merced Oil Company on 
section 22 is now down 450 feet 
or its well and getting along nice- 

ly- 

0- W. McNear, the San Fran- 
cisco capitalist, will next week be- 
gin drilling on the Great Western 
property on section 26. 

The San Ardo is the name of a 
company operating in the valley 
about 160 miles south of San Ardo 
They have 320 acres leased from 
the Brandenstein ranch. On 
Thursday last they started drilling 
with a standard rig and expect to 
strike oil in abundance at no great 
depth. The manager is Mr. E- C. 
Newell, who is also manager of 
the Nonpariel Company in San 
Benito county. Mr. Newell is 
enthusiastic over the prospects 
of this company and says that they 
have on the property of the San 
Ardo oil indications which are 
second to none in the state, and 
shows with commendable pride 
specimens of oil sand, samples of 
oil from the ranch which certainly 
give ground for his enthusiasm, 

MONTEREY. 

The Salinas Index states that 
there is great activity among the 
oil land locators in southern Mon- 
terey county, and on Wednesday 
there were fifty-one notices of lo- 
cation filed with the county clerk 
on those lands. The territory 
where such interest is being taken 
is along the Arroyo Seco and San 
Lorenzo rivers. 

SANTA BARBARA. 

The Union Oil Company at 
Arroyo Grande is still tied up with 
their bit in the bottom of the well. 

Everything is excitement in and 
around Naples, and oil land is at 
a premium thereabouts. 

Arrangements have been made 
for the putting up of a Standard 
rig on the Cojo ranch, owned by 
Gen. P. W. Murphy. 

It is understood that the West- 
Union Oil Company are' negotiat- 
ing for the de la Guerry ranch' in 
the Los Momos valley. 

The engine and drilling tools 
for the well in the Gaviota can- 
yon are on the ground and the 
work of building the derrick is 
now going on. 

Several oil experts visited the 
mouth of the Casmalia creek this 
week to see the oil seepage that 
exist along the the coast in that 
vicinity. 

A Los Angeles company has 
made an offer for the Las Flores 
ranch, and guarantee to commence 
Work at once if their offer is ac- 
cepted. 

Boring tools and men have, ar- 
rived at the Casmalia company's 
station on the broad gauge. Mr. 
Conway discovered another body 



PACIFIC OH 



:k on the 

:ch. 

Rcj 1U being 

bored in the - 
Cany 

from now on \vc m t the 

"ile" at any nn> veral 

flows of gas and Sulphur 
havebeen struck and successfully 
gh. 

expert:, were up in the 
k ex- 
amining the land of Mr. Tietzen. 
They were well pleased with the 
outlook presented there and as- 
sured him that he would find quite 
a rnsh of oil men in and about 
there before many days. 

Win. Logan, an old time resi- 
dent of Santa Maria, and who was 
formerly engaged in drilling for 
water there at Fugler's Point, ar- 
rived Monday at Santa Maria and 
took charge of the Western Union 
Drilling plant on the Carreaga 
ranch. Tuis plant is one of the 
finest on the coast and the owners 
are confident that they have in- 
vested their money in a paying 
proposition. 

SAX BENITO 

The Nonpariel is the name of a 
company which owns 160 acres of 
the de Alvarez ranch in San Benito 
county, near the Bilterwater Val- 
ley. This company started in 
drilling in earnest on the 26th of 
last month with a Standard rig, and 
was down about 200 >eet. They 
expect to go from 800 to 1000 feet 
before striking oil. Some time ago 
this compaiy prospected with a 
hand rig and found oil at forty feet 
which experts pronounce without 
question the finest oil yet discov- 
ered in the state. This oil can be 
seen at the office of E. C. Newell 
in the Mills building. It has a 
parafine base and is in every way 
adapted for distillation purposes, 
and will make an excellent illumin- 
ating oil. The officers of the com- 
pany are j. E. Foulds, president; 
Z. F. Gilpin, vice-president; G. M. 
Peer, secretary and treasurer; E. 
C. Newell, manager, and Dr. G. M. 
Barrett. The company has a first- 
class standard rig, is a close cor- 
poration, sells no stock, and is pre- 
pared to develop their property in 
the most thorough as well as expe- 
ditious manner. 

YOL.O. 

Woodland Democrat: The fol- 
lowing persons filed a notice of lo- 
cation of oil in the Recorder's office 
on Friday: Burris S. Allen, T. F 
Allen, C. S. Allen, Polly A. N. 
Friel. C. S. Friel, Jerry W. Friel, 
Alfred I.. Friel, Vertie R. Friel, F. 
V. Allen and Mrs. Aggie Allen. 
The notice states that certain lands 
has been located for oil and other 
minerals, and said party claims all 
rights allowed by United Stales 
governing that character of land. 
Each of the above-named located 
twenty acres, making a total of 
200 acres. This land is located in 
the extreme northwestern part of 
Yolo county and borders on the 
Colusa county line. It is claimed 
that the land shows indication of 
oil sand. 



The Old Dominion at McKit- 
trick has been compelled to 
abandon No. 1 after two months' 
effort to secure its tools and save 
the hole. A portion of the casing 
was pulled. The well which was 
given up was 832 feet deep and 
was half full of oil. The rig was 
moved fifteen feet away and the 
drillers began spudding this morn- 
ing. 



The Reed well 
one of the oldest in tl 




- actual i ,\ i t ti- 

standing the fact that no oil is ; 
drawn from thesmaller casing 
and one-half inch, the yield per 
day is from si \: 
barrels. 



For Sale: 



Have two choice pieces of land 
in Coalinga district. Rare oppoi 
(unity. Address Box 30, this of- 
fice. 



The. 

CONTRA COSTA 



OIL and 



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PETROLEUM 0. 



Capital Stock 
Shares 



$509,000 
$1 Each 



The company's holdings consist 
of 3,000 acres of land, held on long 
lease at one-tenth royalty. 

Of the capital stock 200,000 
snares are placed in the treasury to 
be sold at 25 cents per share, c 
until otherwise ordered, to provide 
a working capital. The balance 
of the treasury stock remaining un- 
sold will be divided pro rata among 
the stockholders. Active opera- 
tions in the field will commence 
when $10,000 is paid into the treas- 
ury. 

OFFICERS: 

L-. R. Mead - - President 
Hon. C. M. Belshaw, - Vice-Pres. 
Hon. Frank McGowan, Secretary 
B. Harkinson - - Treasurer 

TRUSTEES. 

L, R. Mead of Byron Sp.ings and 

Secretary Risdon Iron Works. 
Hon. C- M. Belshaw, Capitalist and 
Representative of Contra Costa Co. 
R. Harkinson, Cashier Antioch 

Bank. 
Hon. Frank McGowan, of San 

Francisco, Attorney-at-L,aw 
R. G. Dean, Agent California 
Wharf and Warehouse Com- 
pany at Brentwood and Byron. 
The company is operating on 
land known to be oil land, as in 
1864 a shallow well was drilled 
which yielded oil of a good qual- 
ity- 
This well was abandoned, as its 

drill got wedged in the hole. 

A railroad runs within a mile and 

a half of the property, and tide 

water is only eight miles distant. 

For Map and Prospectus, address 

any of the officers, or 

W. G. GRIFFITH, 
Assistant Secretary. 
Hearst Building, San Francisco 



Railway Men's Oil Company! 

of Ins An., I. s. 



ol Loe Vngcles 



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OF SAX PRANCISCO. 

Incorporated under the laws of California. 



~$g Cnpltnl Stock $100,000. Divided into 100,000 ShnrcH. Por Voluc $1 ench 




|H The Kreyenhagen company eight miles northwest of us 



$& was the FIRST To STRIKE OIL in the district 

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M OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS— L. B. McMui ident; H. H. j 

Ws Harlow, Vice-President; B.W. Kay, Secretary and Manager; Crocker- %j3 

<$g Woolworth Bank depository; J. R. Hitchcock, I.T. Bell. 

JH Office, PARROTT BUILDING, TSSiES" 

lj|| . 825-855 Market street, San Francisco. 



The Verdi Oil Company 

KaS48o acres in the McKittrick District, in NWJ( of Sec. n 
SW^ of Sec. 3, and fractional lots in township 30, R2t E. 

Capitalized at $100,000 

No. of Shares 100,000 

Treasury Stock 50,000 Shares 

Of these 10,000 shares will be sold at 25 cents a share until May 
15th. 

Near the property of the VERDI OIL, CO. lies the property of 
a dozen companies who have either struck oil or now boring. 

Not a Dry VV sll in the District. 

About one mile from the \IcKenzie and Griffith gusher which 
is producing over 200 barrels a day. Within three miles from Mc- 
Kittrick station, and Yz mile from the pipe line. 

Office: Room 26, 5th Floor Mills Building 

I. D WOOD, Secretary 



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PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



NbW INCORPORATIONS. 

The following articles of incor- 
poration have been filed with the 
Secretary of state: 

Telegraph Oil Company. Place of busi- 
ness, Los Angeles. Directors— E A 
Beardslee, T W Phelps, G D la Vergne, E 
E Galbreth, Los Angeles, and W H Bai- 
ley, Oakland. Capital stock, |5oo,coo; 
subscribed, #50. 

The Moody Gulch Oil Company. Place 
of business, Los Angeles. Directors— J E 
Murphy, J E Brink, S C Hall, H J Mercer, 
C G Jones, all of Los Angeles. Capital 
stock, 1150,000; subscribed, $500. 

California Consolidated Oil Stock Com- 
pany. Principal place of business, Whit 
tier. Directors— C J Vernon, E W Reider, 
l, Landreth, R B Way.T Berry, L Butman 
and A J Wilson, all of Whittier. Capital 
stock, $500,000; subscribed, $35. 

Tapo Oil Company. Place of business, 
Los Angeles. Directors— J Irwiu and I H 
Warring, Santa Panla; S C Graham and 
M L McCray, Los Angeles, and WLoftus, 
Fullerton. Capital stock, |i,ooo,ooo; sub- 
scribed, {600,000. 

Black Goose Oil Company. Place of 
business, Bakersfield. Directors— C A 
Canfield, J A Chanslor,T F Cosby, HP 
Anderson and W Cosby, all of Los An- 
geles. Capital stock, {500,000; subscribed, 
$500. 

La Fiesta Oil Company. Place of busi- 
ness, San Francisco. Directors — G A Ge- 
nug, W A Emerins, P H Peryan, W W 
Adams and F M Persitiger, all of San 
Francisco. Capital stock, {250,000; sub- 
scribed, $25. 

The Northern OilCompany. Principal 
place of business, Santa Paula. Directors 
— H E Jamison of Rivera, Los Angeles 
county; HH Youngken, N O Say, W A 
Carney andj HYounglingof Santa Paula. 
Capital stock, $150,000; subscribed, $90,- 
000. 

San Antonio Oil Company. Place of 
business, Los Angeles. Directors— J H C 
Van Der Lohe, H D Regna, T W Brown 
Jr., G D Smith, F T Hughes, M S Reed 
and T J McDonald, all of Los Angeles. 
Capital stock, $150,000; subscribed, $96,- 
000. 

The Fossil Oil Mining and Development 
Company. Principal place of business, 
Mered. Directors -I H Bird, A Harris, J 
Peck, F W Koch and R J Young of Mer- 
ced. Capital stock, {loo,ooo; subscribed, 
$80. 

The Nettleton & Kellerman Oil Com- 
pany. Principal place of business, Los 
Angeles. Directors — E W Nettlemau, J 
M Kellerman, E T Stimson, J J Fay Jr. 
ana J T Jones of Los Angeles. Capital 
stock, $600,000; subscribed, $450,000. 

The Guinda Oil Company. Principal 
place of business, San Francisco. Direct- 
ors— W B Reynold, Dr G H Jackson, WL 
Swain, D H Goodrich and F M Purcellsof 
San Francisco. Capital stock, $20,000; sub- 
scribed, {4100. 

The Golden Gate Oil Company. Prin- 
cipal place of business, Los Angeles. Di 
rectors — C A Belyea of Sespa, Ventura 
county ; W M Johnston, H S Baer.G Rhein 
schild, J A Canon and S Jackin of Los 
Angeles. Capital stock, {600,000; sub- 
scribed, {360,000. 

Hollister Oil Development Company 
Principal place of business, Hollister, San 
Benito county. Directors — Thomaii Flint, 
fr. G W Spencer, H W Scott, A H Freed- 
son, G Berg, W Buttsand H Perry of Hol- 
lister. Capital stock, {250,000; subscribed, 
$7060. 

The Ocean View Oil Company Prin- 
cipal place of business, Los Angeles. Di 
rectors— J W Hellman, C E Benedict R 
Heimann, W A Morgan and T Elly, of 
Los Angeles. Capital stock, $200,000; 
subscribed, $5000. 



The Golden Rule Oil Company. Prin- 
cipal place of business, Los Angeles. Di- 
rectors— C W Hyett, N E Whims and C 
E Harmon of Los Angeles; A J Clark of 
Fall Brook, and J A Washob of Pasadena. 
Capital stock, $500,000; subscribed, $i52,- 
5oo. 

The Warner Oil Company. Principal 
place of business, Whittier Los Angeles 
county. Directors— CG Warner of Frank- 
lin, I Collins, R J McClure, W L Stanford 
and Bessie Collins of Whittier. Capital 
stock, $200,000; subscribed in full. 

Fountain Springs Oil and Development 
Company. Principal place of business, 
Porterville, iulare county. Dirertors — H 
B McClure of Visalia, L W Howith, H W 
Mantel, E Evans and R Smith of Porter- 
ville. Capital stock, $128,000; subscribed, 
$87,000. 

Apolonia Oil and Mining Company 
Principal place of business, Hanford 
Kings county. Directors — W D Smith 
B B Allen, F E Mason, G Smith and J C C 
Russel of Hanford. Capital slock, $250,- 
000; subscribed, $126,000. 

The Wellington OilCompany, Princi- 
pal place of business, Los Angeles. Di- 
rectors— Z T Cole, L G Parker, J H Kel- 
lerman, J R Ott and I Carl of Los An- 
geles. Capital stock, $5000,000; sub- 
scribed, {5. . . 

The Franco Californian Oil Company. 
Principal place of business, Los Angeles. 
Directors— T Berthe Sr., J Faix, S Sim- 
mons, G B Bailhe, J Volte, A. P Cattet, M 
P Snyder, W E Matthes and G C Weber 
of Los Angeles. Capital stock, $400,000; 
subscsibed, $56,ooo. 

Producers' Oil Exchange. 

LA x EST QUOTATIONS 



NAME, 




BID 


ASKKD 

























55 








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... 


















625 










Northfield 
















Peun. Con 
























Shamrock 




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Stock Sa 


es. 




The following were the 


stack 


sales in the new Producers' Oil Ex- 


change in the 


formal 


sessions held 


for the week 


ending 


Wednesday, 


May 0: 








Caribou 


100 at 


35 


35 00 


Home Oil 








100 


B 30) at 


4 50 


450 00 




100 at 


4 35 


435 00 


5° 


(B 3 o)at 


4 30 


2l5 00 


100 


B 30) at 


4 30 


430 00 




50 at 


4 i5 


212 50 




too at 


4 25 


425 00 




too at 


4 15 


415 OO 




100 at 


4 20 


420 OO 




100 at 


4 15 


415 00 




100 at 


4 25 


425 00 




50 at 


4 35 


219 50 




100 at 


4 35 


435 00 




50 at 


4 40 


220 00 




150 at 


4 4° 


660 00 




100 at 


4 45 


445 00 




100 at 


4 50 


45° 00 




50 at 


4 55 


225 00 


Petroleum Center — 








72 at 


30 


21 bo 


Yukon 








100 at 1 15 
Shares 2,022 Amount 


115 00 


7,796 60 



When you want to swear go to 

LEE D. CR4IG 

Notary Public and 
Commissioner of Deeds 
316 Montgomery St. 

bet' California 

and Pine Sun Francisco 



OIL DIRECTORY. 



Leading Companies Now Operat- 
ing in California. 



A MERICAN FUEL OIL CO. 

Capital $ioq,poo 

100,000 shares at $1 

Location Los Angeles county. 

Officers and Directors, Geo. Easton, president; 
Geo. W Henderson, vice-president; W L Valen- 
tine, secretary; George D Easton, Leon Phipps. 
Office 638 Market street San Francisco. 



B 



UCKHORN Oily & TRANSPORTATION OO. 



Capital $200,000 

100,000 shares at $i 

Location. Ventura county. 150 acres two miles 
south of Buckhorn. 

Officers— Martin I W Smith, president; Wor- 
thington Ames, secretary; F L Fprrestpn, A M 
Allen and George B Merrill. 

Office; 801 Montgomery street, San Francisco. 



"DARKER RANCH OIL CO. 

Capital $200,000 

200,000 snares at $1 

Location, Kern county; Barker ranch, 1100 acres 
in sections 4, 5, 6, township 29 south, range, 29 
east. 

Officees — D Samuels, president; Frank Koenig, 
secretary: J Dalzell Brown, T G Crothers, and M 
V Samuels. Office, 123 Kearny street, San Fran- 
cisco. 



B 



IG PANOCHB OIL CO. 



Capital ■ $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5. 

Location Merced and Fresno counties; 1880 
acres in township 13 south, range 10 east; 160 
acres in Coalinga district. 

Officers — B Frank Hand, president; B Chaney, 
secretary; C Morrison, treasurer. 

Offices— 411 Adams Bldg., 216 Kearney, street, 
San Francisco, Laughlin bldg, Los Angeles. 



B 



ACHKLORS' OIL CO. 



Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at $1. 

Location, 1460 acres Bakersfield and Sunset. 

Officers: S F Barstow, president: W IPixley. 
1st vice president; Tyree A Bell, 2dvice-presider.t; 
Ambrose Harris, secretary: H L Gear, attorney; 
Gerraania Trust Co., treasurer, 

Office, 612 Examiner Building. 



B 



ONANZAKINGOF OIL CITY, CORPORA- 
tion. 
Capital $150,000 

Location, 320 acres, Coalinga. 

Officers and Directors: R M Hotaling presi- 
dent; Sylvain Salomon, vice-president; Fred T 
Knewing, secretary; London and San Francisco 
Hank, depository; Alex Heymann attorney! Robt. 
C Bolton, J E Byrne, H G Meyer. 

Office, 207 Montgomery street, San Francisco. 

Telephone Main, 5775, 



|>EAR STATE OIL CO. 

Capital $200,000. 

Location, Fiesno county. 

Officers— Chas. Owens, president; S. Aspland, 
secretary; Geo. Buecker, treasurer; P. B. Nagle, 
Jr., attorney. 

Office, 916 Market st., room 5*, 



CYGNET PETROLEUM CO. 







Capital $150,000 

50,000 shares at $3. 

Locati u— Fresno county. 

Director-— Chas. L Fair, J. C. B. Hebbard, Chas. 
J. Hegijerty, Chas. A. Lee, JohnC. McElroy. 

Office— -,61 Parrott Building. 

Tel.— South 184. 

CALIFORNIA OIL AND GAS CO. 

Capitalization $2,000,000 

200,000 shares at $10. 

Incorporated under the laws of Arizona. Stock 
non-assessable. 

Location, Fresno county; section 13, townsip 19 
south, range 14 east, and sections 9, 15. 19, 21, 27 
and 29, township 19 south, range 15 east, M D B 
audM. 

Officers: W H H Hart, president; R J Davis 
secretary; W M Graham, H J Umbsen, D E Haves 
and W H Snedakei- * 

Office: 149 Crocker Bldg., San Francisco. 

f>ENTURY OIL CO. 

Capital $500,000 . 50,000 Shares at $10 

Location, 2080 acres, comprising South % of Sec- 
tion 22; all of Section 26: Hast % and Northwest 
% of Section 27; all of Section 28, Townships 
Souih, Range 13, M. D. M. 1120 acres, being 
Agua Cahente Tract of the Salcipuedes Rancho 
Santa Cruz county. 160 acres, Lots 13 and 14 Sec- 
tion 6. Township 21 South, Range 10 East, M. D 
M., Coalinga District. 

Officers. Charles L. Pierce, President; W B 
von Johauusen, Secretary; John Alexander and 
Ludwig Schuuetnann (Hamburg), Wrn. Hall 
(Portland.) ~ ' 

Office: 220 California street, San Franciseo, 
Rooms 5 and 7. European office: 64 Kaiser wil- 
helm sirasse, Hamburg, Germany, Portland 
(Or.) office: 40 Washington Building. 

Write us for particulars. Shares $1.50 each 



gQUITABLE OIL CO. 

Ca P itaI ■• $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5. 

Loeat.on: Kern county: Southwest y A of section 
1, township 25 south, range 17 east M D M 

Officers: Chas Bone, president; J H Say're. sec- 
retary; Eugene de Sabla, M A Christesen and R 
C Atkins. 

Office: 405 Montgomery street, room 5 



pERNDALE PETROLEUM OIL AND DEV. 

Capital.! $joo,ooo. 

-ioc,ooo shares at $1. 
- ^at'oa: 600 acres, five miles northwest of 
Santa Paula, Ventura county. 

Officers: A. C. Dietz, president; R. E. de B 
Lopez, vice-president; Charles H. Cushinr, secre- 
tary; FrankEnch, treasurer. 

Office: Room 21, 222 Sansome street. San Fran- 
cisco 



QREAT NORTHERN OIL CO. 

Ca P ital ■•• ■ $600,000. 

, 600.000 shares a-" $i . 

t . L 9f at J° D: Controls 1280 acres at the junction of 

the Coalinga and Union iol belts, Fresno and San 

Benito counties. 
Officers: Hon. W. J. Westerfield, president; W 
B Dennison, secretary and tieasurer 
Office: 783 Market street, Sau Francisco. 



INDEPENDENCE OIL CO. 

Capital $600,000 

6oo,coo shares at $i. 

Loeatlon: Oil City, on the SW# of the NE# of 
Sec, 28, T. 19 S-, R. 15 E., Fresno county, and 
wjthin a half mile of the famous Section 20. 

Officers: W C Herbert, president; L L Nelson, 
vice-president; Duncan Hayne, William Craig, 
Dr J S Potts, Brewton A Hayne, secretary; Union 
Trust Company, treasurer and deppsitpry, 

Office: Room 435 Parrott Building, S. F. 



"]YJ"ONTEREY OIL DEVELOPMENT CO. 

Capital '. $1,000,000 

1,000,000 shares at $1 each. 

Location of lands: Coalinga oil fields, Fresno 
county, 160 acres; Panoche oil fields, San Benito 
county, 160 acres; Monterey county oil belt, 4280 
acre2. 

Officers: Dr J L Roberts, president; J B S Malt- 
by, vice-president; J F Moore, secretary; D J 
Houghton, treasurer; Bank of Monterey, deposi- 
tory. 

Office at Monterey City, Cal. 



N 



EWHOPE OIL CO. 



Capital $100,000 

100,000 shares at $1 

Location, sections n and 29, township 27 S R 27 
east, M D M, Kern county. 

Officers: C R Splivalo, president; W E Denni- 
son, secretaay; CB Stone, C S Laumeister, H Du- 
tard, Thos Bishop and J W McDonald. 

Office: Room 45, 5th floor Miils Building. 



N 



EWHALL OIL AND DEV. CO, 



Capital $500,00 

500,000 shares at $1. 

Location: 5227 acres in a tract eight miles east 
and west and one mile wide on northerly slope of 
San Fernando range; on boundary line between 
Ventura and Los Angeles counties, 
, Officers: George A. Newhall, president; Henry 
J. Crocker, vice-president; 33. W. Newhall, secre- 
tary; Henry G. Newhall, consulting engineer. 

Office: 307 Sansome street, San Francisco. 



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RIHNTAL OIL COMPANY. 



Cr.pital $100,000 

100,000 shares at $1. 

Location: SEJ4 Sec. 26, Twp. 23 S., R. 17 E., 
Kings county, Kreyenhagen Oil District. 

Officers: L B McMurtry, president; H H Har- 
low, vice-president; E W Kay, seretary and man- 
ager. 

Office. Room 506 Pa rott Bldg., San Francisco. 

TDETROLEUM CENTER 01 u CO 



Capital $500,000 

500.000 shares at $1.00 

Officers— Alexander Rannie, president; E. F 
Beck, general manager; A. J. Stratton, secretary; 
H. M. McKenney, vice-president. Chas. Teague. 

Office — Room 29, Third floor Mills, building. 

Location: Kern county. 640 acres in sections, 
township 28 south, range 28 east, 20 acres in the 
SEJ4 of section 28, same township and range, and 
80 acres' in the WJ£ of the N^ of section 13, town- 
ship 29 south, range 28 east, and 40 acres in the 
SE 1 ^ of the SEJi of section 24. township 28 south, 
range 27 east. Total. 78oacses. 



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EX CRUDE OIL COMPANY. 



Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5 

Location, Los Angeles county. 

Officers and directors: Henry J Crocker, pres- 
ident ; Wendell Easton, vice-president ; W S 
Armstrong, secretary ; F W Sumner, E W Run- 
yon, George W Henderson, H F Bulwer, Geo. 
Easton, J L Rathpone, C S Benedict. 

Office: 638 Market street, San Francisco, Cal. 



"VrUKON CRUDE OIL CO. 

Capital $250,000 

100,000 shares at $2.50 

Lpcatipn, Los Angeles cpunty. 

Officers and directprs: Henry I Crocker, pres- 
ident; Wendell Easton, vice-president; WS Arm- 
strong, secretary; Prince A Ponitowski, E W Run- 
yon, C S Benedict, Geo. Easton, Jno F MerriH, F 
W Sumner and Geo W Henderson. 

Office 638 Market street, San Francisco. 



Fne Printing 



Oil Reporter 



318 Pine Street 



PAC! REPORTER. 




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San Francisco & McKittrick 
OIL COMPANY. j 

about three 
miles north n McKittrick 

Kern county and mile from 

the largest well in the district. 



A limited amount of stock 
offered at $2.50 per share. 



Will mail prospectus if desired. 



It. U. MAXF1ELD, Scc'ty. 

Rooui v Fourth Floor Mills Building 
SAN PRANCISCO 

Telephone Kid 



I. Zcllcrbach I. C. Zcllerbach. A. Zcllerbach 

A. ZELLERBACH & SONS 

THE PAPER HOUSE. 

416, 4 lS. 420, 422. 424. 426 
Sansome St.. - San Francisco. 



Paper and Paper Bags, Twine 
and Supplies of every description 
incidental to the trade. 



Wc cany the Largest Stock. Our prices are 
Equitable. 

Tel. Main. 1133. 



The Great Northern 
Oil Company^^ 

Controls 1280 acres at the junc- 
tion of the Coalinga and Union 
oil belts, Fresno and San Benito 
counties. 



Capitalized at $600,000, in 600,000 
shares, par value $1.00. 

STOCK NON-ASSESSABLE. 



A Limited No. of Shares of Treasury Stock 
will be Sold at $ I per Share. 

Prospectuses furnished on appli- 
cation. 
Main Office, - - 783 Market St 

HON. W. J. WESTERFIELD, President 
W. B. DENNISON, Secretary and Treasurer. 



JOSEPH B. TOPLITZ, 

Member Producers' 
Oil Exchange 

Stock Broker 



Prices quoted and straight infor- 
mation given on oil stocks, 
listed or unlisted. 

ROOMS 9 and 10 
330 Pine street, - San Francisco, 



FOR LEASE and FOR SALE 



Land in the Kettleman Hills, 
being three-quarters of section 12, 
one quarter of section 13, one-half 
of section 14, one-quarter of sec- 
tion 22, township 23 south, range 
18 east; also south half of section 
26, township 21 south, range 17 
east. Part of this land is for sale 
cheap, the balance will be leased 
for a term often years as oil land. 
For further information address, 

J. S. LUDINGTON, 



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American Tool Works 

J. I »» 1 \» <m>.>, t'rap. 
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General Blacksmithing and Steel Forging 
109 Mission St. 

Bet ,-t.r.r .'. Mail Ha 
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Selma 



Cal. 



BARKER RANCH Producing Oil Properties. 



Oil Company 

ileitis a twenty-; ear lease of the 
whole of the well-known Barker 

Ranch in 4. 5. 6, 19-29, bounded for 
:': miles on oik- side by Kern 
River. 

The Bakersfield oil territory has 
already proven one of great size 
and rare richness of sand, and de- 
velopment is rapidly moving near- 
er and nearer to this property. 

The Pioneer well in the middle 
of it. is down 405 ft»et and a seep 
age of oil has already been en- 
countered. 
CAPITAL - - - $200,000 

Size of Holdings, 1120 acres 

Title U. S. Patent. Treasury 
stock for development purposes 
for sal;. 



the McCarthy co. 

lame. P. McCarthy President 

'••• VET M " ' ' ' Secret™. 

166 MABKBT ST., SAN PR AN' 



DIRECTORS 
President .... o. SAMUELS 

Vice-President - J. DALZELL BROWN 

Secretary - - - FRANK KOENIG 

T- G. CROTHEPS, MAURICE V. SAMUELS 

—OFFICE AT 
KOENIG'S 123 Kearny St. 

SAN FRANCISCO. 



Incorporated Oct. 3, 1899. 

NEW HOPE OIL CO. 

Capital $ioo,ooo 
100,000 Shares : : at $1.00 

This Company owns 1280 acres of patented land, 
sections 11 and 29, township 27 S, range 27 east. 
M. D. M., Kern Co. California. 



C. R. Splivalo, Italian Paste Co., 307 Battel 
St,. San Francisco. 

C. S. Ladmeister, Flour Mills, 184 Mission SU 
San Francisco. 

H, Dotard, Wholesale Grain and Commission 
Merchant, 125 Davis St., San Francisco. 

C. B. Stone, Manager San Francisco Breweries 
Ltd., 240 Second St., San Francisco. 

Thos. B. Bishop, Attorney, Bishop and Wheeler, 
532 Market street, San Francisco. 

J. W. McDonald, President and and General 
Manager City Street Improvement Co., Mills 
Bldg, San Francisco. 

W. E. Dennison, President Steiger Terra Cotta 
& Pottery Works, 1556 Market st., San Francisco. 

OFFICERS: 

C. R, Splivalo President 

W. E, Dennison Secretary 



General Office, Room 45, 
FifthFIoop, Mills Building S. F 



Lomitas Oil Company 



Capitnl loo.ooo shares, $3 each. 



Owns 160 acres of land fully paitl for. 
Title U. S. patent. The land is in the 
Coalinga oil district three miles north of 
Oil City, directly in the oil belt, and pre- 
sents the same features as the best pro- 
ducing property in the district. A lim- 
ited amount of stock now on sale for 
$1.00 per share, proceeds to be expended 
only in developing the property. 

Directors — G E Beach, president; How- 
ard C Holmes, vice-president; C A Can- 
field, J A Fillmore, W H Martin. 

For full particulars call on or address 

O. K. CUSHING, Secretary, 

Room 16, 104 Sutter St., San Francisco 



PIPE FOR SALE. 



2000 feet, 5 -inch, Dipped, Standard 
Iron Pipe, Screw Joint. As good as new 
For Sale Cheap. 

SANTA BARBARA ICE CO. 



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Capital 100,000 shares, par value of $5. 

OE.). W. TURNER President. 

Property located in Keni County, near Mc- 
Kittrick, and in Santa Clara County, near Alma. 

A limited amount of stock is now offered at 
$1.00 per share, payable iu installments of 20 per 
cent, monthly. 

Will mail Prospectus if desired. 

CHAS. F. BURKS, Secretary, 
321 Safe Deposit Building, San Francisco. 



Bovard & Seyfang M'fg Co. 

MANUFACTURERS OF 

Stationary and Portable Boilers, Steam Engines, 

Iron Tanks, Big Iron Outfits, Drilling and Fishing Tools 

And everything needed to drill and operate 

Oil, Gas & Artesian Wells 

Manufacturers agents for 

Tubing, Casing, Pipe Fittings, Valves Etc. 

Natural Gas Plants a Specialty. Cable address, "Boang" A B C & Private Codes 

BRADFORD, PA., U. S. A. 



OIL WELL 
Casing 

(BOSTONf BRAND) 

Line Pipe 
Steam Pumps 

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H. T. LALLY, Man'ger 

23-25 FIRST ST. ) 

24 FREMONT ST. J 

San Francisco, Cal. 



Continental Oil And Development Company 



INCORPORATED, 



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Only 6,000 Shares 

Of which 1500 were put on the market at $10.00 per share. 
This company owns 1096 acres of the richest oil land in the entire bel 
Township 19, range 14, near Oil City. 

960 acres but a short distance from the famous section 20 where 

the first big strike was made. 

THE CONTINENTAL owns all of section 22, and half of section 
28, Township 19, Range 14, also 100 acres in Kings county in the 
AVENAL DISTRICT. The company has about 

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of tlie best oil land in the celebrated McKittriek 
Uistrict, in Kern county-, California, with per- 
ect title. 

At present there are twenty-four flowing and 
producing oil wells iii this- district, producing 
several thousand barrels a day. 

The Diamond Oil Company's land is in town" 
ship 29 south, range 21 cast, M. D. M., in Kern 
county, in the McKittriek District, six miles 
from the railroad and within five miles of the 
great flowing McKinsey well, and by. the re- 
ports of two of the best oil expert geological 
survevors of the Pacific Coast pronounced to 
be the best of oil land. 

Only a limited amount of stock wiii be sold 
at fifty cents per share, and the value of the 
stock will double as soon as active work begins, 
as we are in the heart of the richest and most 
productive oil belt in California. 




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DIRECTORS 

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Adjutant-General State of California 

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President Columbian Bank 

PHILLIP LAWRENCE. 

Assistant Secretary of State, Soutli Dakota 

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Carpet Dealer, San Francisco 

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Civil Engineer, San Francisco 
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United States Navy, retired 
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FRESN0=8AN BENITO. 

Expert Ogden's Report on this Promising 

District 

Not Surpassed Bj \n> other oil Reftion livCaltfornla 
w ill Yield Pine Grade of Oil. 



lite recently .1 number of oil 

lit to 

te in the- Fresno-San Benito 
:red tilt.- scrvii 

M. M. < oden. the field a- 
pert of tin.- Producers' Oil Ex 
change, to examine their property 
with a viewofdetenniningits pros- 
pective value as oil land. The re- 
sults of these examinations prove 

inclusively as can be demon- 



1 Igden "ii .1 lew of 

the companies in this district, and 

these prove better than anything 

pi actual demonstration 

that those who have put their faith 

in this district have done so on 
ground, and their confidence is 
based on a firm foundation. 

Another thing about the Fresno- 

San Benito district, which strength- 

greatly the belief that the dis 



that the 1 

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npany, which 

be drilling well nftet well if 

■ d with tbi they 

are drilled. 

Till VSHI 

The \siiutst t til Land and 
velopment Company owns m 
of patented land it 
Benito county. From portii 
this land the oil is actually ""/ing. 
On the property there is a fine 
coal \ ein from seven to 1 lev en 
wide. The company has its der- 
rick in position and the machin- 
ery will short!) be on the ground 
so that drilling will commence in a 
fe w days. 

The oil produced in this portion 

of the state is of a very Superior 



.ton 

»nd i : .ma 

dry. I ,11 Joaquin 

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rty holder and capital 
nty : Juliu 

merchant unty. 

with sound busin 
that are hard to beat. The- 

Sl in tlieii work, and if 

ever a body of men 1 .111 make a 
Success id an I | Ins body 

will Slllelv do 50. 

'I'll- i he company at 

room 7. MrKee Building, Stockton, 

where maps and pri i ran 

ibtained. 
The company is capitalized for 




Characteristic View of Oil Laud in the Fresno-vSau Benito District, showing rigs of the Big Panoche and Old Glory Companies. 



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strated without practical develop- 
ment by means of wells that this 
district possesses every character- 
istic usually presented on land that 
contains oil in abundant quanti- 
ties. Colo. Ogden's reputation is 
second to none in America as an oil 
expert. His opinions have been 
found to bs based on facts, and the 
developments in Los Angeles, Kern , 
San Luis Obispo, Fresno and San 
Benito counties have demonstrated 
that as a rule when Colo. Ogden 
declares a piece of land to be good 
oil land, development, prove the 
truth of his assertion. 

Colo. Ogden's examination ofthe 
Fresno-San Benito district has led 
him to declare that this district will 
soon rank with the largest oil pro- 
ducing districts in the state, if not 
in the Union. He also declares 
the oil to be developed will prove 
of fine quality. 

In another column appear re- 



trictwiil be thoroughly and prompt- 
ly developed for oil is that the of- 
ficers and main promoters of almost 
every company in the district are 
men of honesty and ability in the 
business world — men who are in- 
fluential, and who will not lend 
themselves to any scheme the ob- 
ject of which is to defraud the in- 
vesting public. 

In other words, those who invest 
in the stock of the companies lo- 
cated in the Fresno-San Benito 
district can do so with this assur- 
ance: 

First — That the most competent 
oil authorities in the state have 
pronounced the district second to 
none as an oil-producing section; 
and 

Second— The men at the head 
of the various compani s operating 
in the district are men of sound 
judgment and unquestioned hon- 
esty and busines ability. 

Third — It can be stated as a fact 



quality and while southern oil can 
only be used for fuel, the San 
Benito county oils are fit for lubri- 
cating purposes and can be refined 

The officers and directors of the 
Ashurst company are men of high 
standing both in the financial and 
social world. President Mr. J. 
Simon is a man of sterling char- 
acter and a large property holder, 
and for the last two terms has been 
a member of the Police and Fire 
commission of Stockton. He is 
conservative in business and never 
enters into wildcat propositions. 
Any statement he makes is to be 
relied upon. The vice-president 
and manager is Mr. L. J. Abrams, 
well-known among business men 
as a conscientious worker, full of 
push and energy, and a man who 
has made a success of everything 
he has undertaken. The secretary 
and attorney is O. B. Parkinson, 
one of the leading attorneys of 
Stockton, while the depository is 
San Joaquin Valley bank. 

The directors are Jacob Simon, 
L. J. Abrams, Dr. C. L. DeVinney, 
a prominent physician of Stockton 



$500,000 — 500,000 shares at $1 a 
share. The stock is selling readily 
and the company has placed on the 
market, for development purposes 
only, 25,000 shares, the bulk of 
which has already been taken. 
THE DOS PALOS. 

The following report of Expert 
Ogden in regard to the Dos Palos 
Company is extremely satisfactory 
to those interestedinthe company: 
San Francisco, Cat.., May 8, 1900 
Dos Palos On. and Develop- 
ment Co. — 

Gentlemen : r have made a 
careful examination of the proper- 
ties owned by your company lo- 
cated in San Benito and Fresno 
counties, comprising nearly 5000 
acres of land lying generally in the 
hills surrounding the great basin 
known as the Big Panoche Valley. 

As a result of this examination 1 
can freely say that your company 
owns land that can readily be 
classified among the best oil terri- 
tory in the slate. 

1 first visited the land of your 

(Continued on page 7.) 



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PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 

Published Weekly 

""tie Oil authority of the Pacific Coast 



W B. WINN, Editor and Publisher. 



Office and Editorial Rooms 

318 Pine Street San Francisco 

Telephone, Bush, 176 



TERMS 

one \ear * 2 5° 

Six Months I 5° 

Three Months I °° 

1 ngle Copies .■ I0C 

STRICTLY IN ADVANCE 

Money should be sent by Postal Order, Draft 
or Registered Letter addressed to Pacific Oil Re- 
porter, 318 Pine street, San Francisco, room 
J) Communications must be accompanied by 
writer's name and address, not necessarily for 
p ublication, but as a guarantee of good faith. 



Entered in the Postofnce at San Francisco, Cal. 
as second-class matter. 



FRIDAY MAY 18. 1900 



Wednesday afternoon a number 
of g e ntleme n 
An Oil Men's connected with 
Association the oil companies 
Formed. now operating in 

different portions 
of the State met together in the 
Mills Building and took the pre- 
liminary steps for the formation of 
an Oil Men's Association. 

This action marks the begin- 
ning of a new era in the history 
of the oil industry of California. 
At present the only organization 
of oil men in San Francisco is the 
Producers' Oil Exchange, an or- 
ganization composed of brokers 
and which has for its principal and 
sole object merely the selling of 
stocks, which stocks are sold not 
for the benefit of any company bat 
for the small brokerage obtained 
by those who barter the stock. 

The Producers' Oil Exchange is 
not regarded very favorably by 
the majority of the oil companies 
now operating, which companies 
comprise the best and strongest 
and most productive of those now 
operating in the various fields. 

The necessity has made itself 
felt for the formation of some or- 
ganization which would not be a 
brokers' organization but which 
would be composed of oil men rep- 
resenting the various districts who 
should in this organization band 
themselves together for mutual 
benefit and protection. 

After considerable individual 
discussion a preliminary meeting 
was called, a full account of which 
is published in another column of 
this week's issue. At this meet- 
ing committees were appointed of 
representative oil men who in a 
few days will report on the aims 
and objects of the proposed asso- 
ciation, the manner of organization, 
the methods to be employed, etc., 
etc. Its committees will report at 
a meeting to be held in the assem- 
bly room of the Mills Building on 
Wednesday next at 2 o' clock. All 
those interested in the oil industry 
are invited to be present and listen 
to the reports of the committees. 

The oil industry of California is 



now assuming large proportions, 
yet its present magnitude is noth- 
ing to be compared with the im- 
portance this industry will assume 
in the next two years, by which 
time California will have taken its 
place in the front rank of the oil 
producing states of the Union. 

It is necessary that oil men 
should band themselves together; 
it is right that they should pro- 
tect themselves against the injuri- 
ous effects created by the forma- 
tion of fake companies, it is but 
right that those who are bringing 
the oil industry into disrepute 
here and in the east should b e 
shown up in the proper light, and 
their villanies exposed; is only 
right that the shareholders of s'l 
companies should be protected 
from the assaults of those who, tor 
the sake of a paltry commission! 
endeavor to disparage the worth of 
oil stock in order that they may 
induce some short-sighted share - 
holder to sell his stock at much 
less than its real worth. 

Oil men need some headquarters 
where they can feel at home and 
where they can meet oil men 
from all over the state and discuss 
matters for mutual advantage- 
Such a home the new organization 
will shortly provide. Club rooms 
will be established, and these 
rooms will be open to welcome 
representatives of the oil industry 
from widely scattered sections- 
Here oil men will feel that they 
are welcome and will plan and dis- 
cuss measures for their mutual 
benefit. 



So far as the San Francisco news- 
papers are con- 
Newspapers cerned, with one 
Versus ths or t w o excep- 
Oil Industry, tions, nothing is 
said about the oil 
industry. The Chronicle contains 
one or two articles each week on 
those companies in which M. H. 
Young is personally interested, and 
will probably continue tosing their 
praises until its proprietor has un- 
loaded his stock. Then the Chron- 
icle will be dumb until Mr. de Young 
becomes a heavy stockholder, 
through advertising, in another 
company. The Examiner has had 
similar propositions, but has refused 
to entertain them. Perhaps Mr. 
Spreckels has had the same oppor- 
tunity to obtain oil stock. 

At any rate, none of the leading 
dailies in San Francisco will say 
anything about the oil industry, 
either generally or in regard to 
part eular companies, unless they 
are paid for every article at the rate 
of so much a line. 

The oil industry of California is 
now assuming immense propor- 
tions. Over 325,000 barrels of oil 
are now being produced every 
month in this state, and this amount 
will be very materially increased 
within sixty days. Thousands of 
acres of land that a year ago were 
not worth $2.50 an acre are now 
bringi g from $250 to $1000 an 
acre, and millions of dollars have 



been invested in this land, machin- 
ery and in developments. Every 
week sees the oil area of the State 
largely increased. The problem of 
cheap fuel has been solved, and 
manufacturing industries already 
have been greatly benefited. 

The oil industry within a year 
has sprung into the front rank of 
the industries of the state, and is 
liable to outstrip them all in im- 
portance, and in the coin it will dis- 
tribute among the the rich and poor 
alike. 

Yet the oil industry might as 
well not exist, so far as the San 
Francisco dailies are concerned. 

They will devote columns day 
after day over some scandal between 
absolutely unknown parties; will 
go into hysterics if some poor 
wretch is detected in some small 
peculation; and each day will have 
columns of news over prizefights or 
coursing events that are read by 
only a few, and have no connection 
with the progress or prosperity of 
the state. 

These papers, apparently, have 
no idea of the number of people 
interested in oil, or of how t^ey 
would increase their circulation by 
giving, frcm time to time, the oil 
news f~om the various fields — not 
simply exaggerated news from 
these companies in which the pro- 
prietor of the paper may be inter- 
ested, but from all the fields. 

Oil will soon cut a greater figure 
in the prosperity of Californiathan 
gold, or wheat, or wine, or fruit, 
and it is time our daily newspapers 
got over their short-sighted dollar- 
a-line policy and gave that atten- 
tion to oil its importance deserves- 



A Los Angeles firm has issued 
a neat prospectus on 
Striking the oil industry 
Points. which among other 
good things contrasts 
the oil industry with mining as 
follows: One of the most striking 
points in the oil business as com- 
pared with gold and copper min- 
ing, is the fact that development 
proceeds much more rapidly in the 
former than in the latter. The 
average depth of a California oil 
well is about one thousand feet, 
and to reach that depth costs about 
$6000, while to sink a shaft would 
cost about for times that sum and 
often more. The oil well will be 
down in two months, the shaft 
would take about sixteen months, 
to finish. Those are some differ- 
ences as to speed and cost. But 
even when the miner has sunk his 
shaft he has then to run drifts and 
levels and sink winzes; all of which 
costs additional money, while the 
oil miner has no such expense, for 
the product is a fluid and where 
gravity fails him he makes use of 
a pump, and has no expensive 
hoisting plants, no machinery for 
pumping water, etc. The third is 
the almost utter absence of phys- 
ical dangers; there being no shafts 
to descend, no giant powder to 
explode, no rock or earth to cave 
in. Another fact that strikes one 



is the cheapness of operating the 
wells, for one man can handle sev- 
eral pumps, there being nothing 
to do but to see that suction keeps 
everlastingly at it, and the oil will 
rise to the surface, run along the 
pipe line or into the storage tank 
without hoisting cages, trammers' 
cars, automatic bins, or any such 
expense. 

We are in receipt of several let- 
ters from reliable oi 
Drillers companies asking either 
Wanted, for information as 
to where the services 
of reliable oil well contractors can 
be obtained, or else asking for the 
address of some reliable driller. To 
all such we have to make the same 
reply, namely: We know of nocon- 
tractors who are unemployed, or 
liable to be unemployed for some 
time. Every contractor who owns 
a Standard rig has probably con- 
tracted for work for months ahead. 

Several companies have rigs cc 111- 
plete and ready for drilling, but the 
rigs are standing idle for the sim- 
ple reason that no competent and 
trustworthy driller can be obtained 
except at exorbitant wages. 



CARPENTERIA OIL. 



Years oi Prospecting I inal y Re- 
sult Successfully. 

At last the long sought for oil 
bed in the Casitas district has been 
tapped. For years various corpor- 
ations, accepting the judgment of 
competent experts, have sunk 
prospect wells and much money in 
searching for what was supposed 
on a theoretical computation, to be 
the fountain head of the petroleum 
deposits of this vicinity. One com- 
pany of San Francisco capitalists 
spent about $ioo,ccoin wells, roads 
and machinery, and finally aban- 
doned the field. 

But the oil indications were 
there, and at last a new cempary, 
known as the Ocean View, and 
composed of Los. Angeles people, 
took hold of the work. A few 
weeks ago they began a test hole, 
in another part of the district, 
about one mile north of the Shep- 
ard ranch. Late Tuesday afternoon 
they entered the oil sand at a depth 
of about 250 feet. The drill had 
passed through fifty feet of blue 
clay, and before drilling had stop- 
ped it had gone through eighteen 
feet of oil sand, and had reached a 
depth of 270 feet. 

Col. Allen of Los Angeles, presi- 
dent of the Army and Navy Repub- 
lican League, has charge of the 
company's operations. 

The well has not yet been suffi- 
ciently tested to prove its produc- 
ing qualities, but the indications 
are all right. 

The strike will precipitate a 
boom in that locality. The entire 
country has been staked out, as 
those familiar with the formations 
were confident that petroleum 
would be found sooner or later, 
J. R. Heath of Carpenteria has 
moved his drill'ng rig to the Rin- 
con and will commence work next 
Monday. Several other men 
having oil territory leased in the 
valley will commence drilling in 
the near future.— Santa Barbara 
Press. 



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OIL MEN'S VSSOCI \ I ION 

Preliminary Steps ar< rakcn for 
it- I ormatloD. 

oil men met .a the A conin 

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next. 



;. ition. 
Among sent \ver< 

the following 
pani- 10-Alpha, London, 

ury, Petroleum Conti i 

World, Ksmer- 

lior and other companies 

i in various fields. 

The meeting was called to order 

Ir. T. A. Kirkpatrick. General 

rintendent of the London oil 

pany. Colo L. Perry Crane 

of the World Petroleum Company 

elected chairman, and W. [}. 

Winn, secretary. 

In taking the chaii Colo. Crane ( '" 1 ' 1 Nugget O' 1 Company, has 
spoke briefly but emphatically as called a meeting of all oil compa- 
nies and individuals: owing mining 



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DISTRICT. 

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to the necessity of the formation of 
such an organization as w.i- pr i 
posed, showing .'how much good 
could be accomplished by binding 
the oil men together in a society 
for their mutual advantage. He 
spoke ol the necessity of protecting 
the oil industry from the injurious 
effects of fake oil companies, and 
of the benefits which would result 
by exposing them. 

He was followed by Messrs. C. 
II. Elliott of the Uos Palos, B. 
Marks of the Santa Maria, W. E. 
von Johannsen of the Centurv, H. 
S. Fie